Place Published: Edinburgh
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
Date Published: 1857
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. ((6),-390 pp, Folding coloured engraved map (frontis.) and 8 smaller monochrome meteorological maps and charts at back. Original blind & gilt-stamped green cloth with gilt type on spine slightly sunned. A one inch WH Smith & Son library blind stamped on front fly leaf. Font cover starting but holding very well. Overall condition is very good otherwise.
The author travelled in Upper and Lower Canada, Vermont, Oswego, Cincinnati, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, Charleston, southern states and Cuba and compares the climate to that of Scotland, describing crops and growing conditions, but also describes the many towns and cities he passed through ('Bytown is a dirty and disagreeable place'), slavery, society,
Very Good. Item #1959