London: Lowndes, 1770.
Translated Into English By John Reinhold Forster. 3 Volumes. 8vo. Volume 1, pp. xvi, 400: Volume 2,  list of subscribers: Volume 3 pp. viii, 310 + 14 page index. 6 copper engraved plates + large folding engraved map. Beautifully rebound in full brown polished calf with exquisite blind stamping on the covers and spine and red leather morocco spine labels. Published by Warrington: Printed by William Eyres, 1770. (Vol. I) & (Vols. II & III:) London: Printed for the Editor; And Sold by T.Lowndes, 1771. (1771). First Edition of the English translation.
The English version contains only the portion of the narrative relating to Kalm's travels in America. An important early work on American natural history and a classic in North American travel literature. The celebrated Swedish botanist, Pehr Kalm, travelled extensively throughout North America from 1748 to 1751, under the auspices of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. His primary purpose was to study the flora of the country and to collect plant specimens with a view to discovering whether any might be advantageously domesticated in Sweden. His narrative includes interesting observations on religious and social institutions, customs and traditions, native peoples, and the value of the colonies. Howes K-5. JCB II 1746. Lande 482. Larson 329. Morgan p. 208. Streeter II 823. TPL 214.
Condition: Near Fine