First Edition. hardcover. 2 vols. 8vo, handsomely bound in modern 3/4 red morocco, original wrappers bound in both volumes; (original wrappers in both volumes lightly soiled, bookplate of former owner on half-title in each volume, a few lines of text underlined in pencil on one page in vol. II, very light foxing to some pages in both volumes, otherwise very good). Paris: Michel Levy, 1855.
"Jean Jacques Ampere was a teacher, historian, philologist, authority on Scandinavian and German epic poetry, and a member of the French Academy. He made a grand tour of...the United States, Cuba, and Mexico." Clark III, 442. During his travel in the United States, Ampere, "...covered the east and the south, and as far west as Cincinnati and Chicago." Howes A-222.