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The Rambler in North America, 1st US Ed.  

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The Rambler in North America, 1832-1833

Latrobe, Charles Joseph

New York

Harper & Bros.



2 volumes. vii, [1], [13]-243; iv, [9]-242 + [2] ad pp. 7¼x4½", original violet cloth, lightly blind-stamped with floral decorations, paper spine labels. First American Edition.

Classic American travel book, Latrobe spent two years in America, 1832-1833, and was an intimate friend of Washington Irving, with whom he toured New England and the Western states. The author was one of the earliest European travelers to visit and comment on the Great Plains, and there is a section on the "Santa Fe Traders." He also spent a great deal of time in the Southern states, visiting Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Howes L-127; Graff 2413; Clark III, 62; Wagner-Camp 57:1; Streeter Sale 1797; Rader 2206; Eberstadt 112: 510; Sabin 39222.

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Purple cloth has faded to pink, some slight staining and soiling; spines chipped, corners bumped; foxing throughout; slight lean to spine of col. 1; spine of vol. 2 chipped with exterior of back cover started; front free endpaper on volume two missing large chunk; overall very good.

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