Paris: Cuchet, 1787. hardcover. Traduites de l'Anglois. 5 copper engraved folding maps. 4 plates. 3 vols. 8vo, later 1/2 sheep; (spines rubbed, board edges of all volumes lightly worn, light foxing to all title pages, some light foxing to margins of text, not affecting maps). Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1787. First Edition. Very good (+). very good(+).
A tight, bright set. "best French edition-and most complete of all editions. Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century." Howes C-883. "These are a series of twelve charming letters describing life in America, four of them about Nantucket, and one about Martha's Vineyard." Streeter Sale, 711 note. The folding maps depict Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, the northern United States, and the Ohio River. The northern United States map is from New England, south to Virginia and west to Illinois. Gagnon II 542. Howes C-883.