London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1823. First. hardcover. by Positive Evidence, the Condition and Probable Prospects of British Emigrants; Including Accounts of Mr. Birbeck's Settlement in the Illinois. Frontis. xvi, 488pp. 8vo, modern full calf, red leather label, margins uncut, lacks 6 pages of publisher's ads at end, light wear to spine ends and edges of corners, ex-lib, scattered light foxing including Frontis., top margin of preface is repaired with tape. London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1823. First Edition. good.
William Faux was and English farmer who traveled to the major cities on the East coast of the United States from Boston to Charleston and inland to Kentucky and Illinois. "Faux concluded that the United States was not suitable for British Farmers, but he found some admirable aspects of American life. The controversies aroused on both sides of the Atlantic by the book were more bitter than the book." Graff 1300. Buck 139. Clark II 202. Howes F-60. Sabin 23933.