Lot 160 of 522:
Alexander MacKay The Western World 1849  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$72
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Two works of Americana by Alexander MacKay

Author:
MacKay, Alexander

Place:
Various places

Publisher:

Date:
Various dates

Description:

3 octavo volumes. Original brown cloth stamped in blind, gilt spines. Includes:

  • The Western World; Or, Travels In The United States In 1846-47: Exhibiting Them In Their Latest Development, Social, Political, And Industrial; Including A Chapter On California. 2 volumes. First American Edition, From the Second London Edition. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard.1849.
  • Life and Liberty in America: or, Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-8. With 10 illustrated plates. Ex-library with some stamps to verso of title page, pocket and slip at rear endpapers. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859.

Mackay came to America as the correspondent of the London Morning Chronicle to report the debates in Congress and to sound out public opinion on the Oregon question. Included are chapters on commerce and commercial policy, government, politics, slavery, agriculture, religion, education, and manufacturing.


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Condition:
Cloth with rubbing to extremities, corner tips worn, chipping to spine heads; Western World with moderate to heavy foxing throughout; overall about very good.


 
Item number:
305696
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