Journal of a Tour through the United States and in Canada, made during the Years, 1837-38.
Place Published: Oxford
Date Published: 1843
Description: folding map of the United States and Canada. vi, 231pp. 12mo, orig. cloth; (light foxing to map, ex-lib, spine expertly rebacked with portion of original spine retained, pencil notations on the front endpaper and flyleaf). Oxford: Privately Printed, 1843. Limited edition - one of 100 copies.
Comments: Unsigned presentation copy. Author was a professor of chemistry and botany at Oxford University. "The British naturalist Daubeny came to America to study its botanical and geological features...He traveled in the North until the last days of the year 1837. During January, 1838, he traveled from Baltimore to Charleston, S.C. February was spent in Cuba. Re-entering the United States at New Orleans, he went by boat and horseback to Pittsburgh...and then turned southward again for a tour of the Virginia springs. This record is in the form of a diary; it is well written and interesting..." Clark III, 149. Buck 323. Howes D-77.Signed: Y
Book ID: 138686