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Henry Bradshaw Fearon Sketches of America  

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Sketches of America. A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through The Eastern and Western States of America

Fearon, Henry Bradshaw


Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown



xvi, 454 pp. (8vo) 22.5x13.5 cm (9x5¼"), three-quarter period calf, marbled boards, tooled designs and gilt lettering on spine, raised bands; top edge cut. Third Edition.

Final and most complete edition. The author was sent to America by a group of 39 English families to ascertain the benefits of emigration. Howes considers the authors observations an "unflattering picture of the western frontier". Howes F65; Sabin 23956

Lot Amendments

Faint wear to edges of boards and corners; occasional foxing throughout and toning to edges of textblock; very good or better.

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