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Hall, Captain Basil.

TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA, In the Years 1827 and 1828.

Robert Cadell: Eninburgh. 1830 Three volumes. Hand colored foldout map, full page b&w white map of the Mississippi River, 7.5 x 5, half green leather, six gilt ruled spine panels, brown leather spine labels with gilt lettering, slightly raised band, each spine label has a narrow band of black leather at top and bottom which is gilt ruled, upper and lower spines have gilt floral decorations, marbled boards, speckled endpapers, xiv, 421, vi, 432, vii, 436, 9. Covers rubbed, corners bumped and leather scuffed/scraped, light soiling, light chipping to spine labels, shelfworn, bookplates, inner hinges cracked, endpapers, blank pages and half titles heavily foxed, else occasional scattered foxing, foldout map in Volume I has two small tears and archival repairs on reverse, foldout chart in Volume III has a small tear and an archival repair on the reverse, overall tight and very good. An attractive set. Hall visited Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Ontario, Quebec. He encountered the Mississauga and Creek Indians, wrote about the publication of books in America, met Canadian voyageurs. Some of the more interesting passages deal with slavery, from the chapter headings: Charleston Slave Market, Intellectual Capacity of the Negro, Evils of Slavery, Proposed Remedies for these Evils, Tasks of Slaves, Future Prospects of the Slavery Question, On Slavery in the District of Columbia, Discipline in regards to the Slaves. The Appendix gives instructions on how to operate a camera lucida. A detailed, well written account. Third edition.

Book Id: 98-9269

Price: $325.00

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