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A Second Visit to North America 1855  

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A Second Visit to North America

Lyell, Charles


John Murray



2 volumes. xii, 368; xii, 385, [1] pp. 20x12 cm (8x5") original brown cloth stamped in blind, spines lettered in gilt. Third Edition. 

With the illustrated bookplates of Richard Ellsworth Call.

Lyell's unbiased, careful, and objective observations of the social and economic pattern of Southern institutions are of particular significance. His unhurried travel afforded him opportunities for close contact with virtually all elements of Southern life.many realistic yet prophetic observations make Lyell one of the most important among the many travelers reporting on the institution (of slavery) during this period."--Clark III, pp. 269-273

Lot Amendments

General wear and soiling to cloth, some slitting to cloth at joints and fraying at spine ends; rear hinges cracked; very good.

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