Paris: Cuchet, 1784.
First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #047151
Contemporary quarter green leather over teal paper boards, marbled endpapers and page edges. A bit of edgewear and rubbing to boards, slight scattered browning internally. An attractive pair of the French edition - second issue (identified by Howes as "another issue") with slightly different pagination from the first. Early 19th century note in French on rear endpaper with notes on the book and author. Half title bound in vol 2. xxiv, 422, (2)pp; (4), 392pp. Sabin 17494, Howes C883
A hugely popular and important book at the time - wide ranging influence on perception of the new nation and immigration. "As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century" - Howes. The French edition is substantially changed from the London published edition with much less artifice and pro-British sentiment evident. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Inventory No: 047151.