London: Thomas Davies, 1783. hardcover. 2 folding maps of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. (16), 326, (2)pp. 8vo, handsomely rebound in full 20th century brown morocco with gilt decoration, spine with some light rubbing, pages 268 and 269 partially browned, small chip to right margin of map of Nantucket, otherwise very good. London: Thomas Davies, 1783. very good(-).
Complete with the two scarce folding maps. The maps are intact and have been expertly mounted on 20th century acid-free paper. "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 II, 711. Most comprehensive 18th century work on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket; The two folding maps represent the first detailed illustrations of those islands.