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Life and Liberty in America: or, Sketches - MACKAY, Charles - 1859. 
London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1859. First edition. Hardcover. The cloth fresh and bright save a pale stain on front cover of vol.1, a few pale intermittent foxmarks, owner's bookplate. Two volumes, octavo. 10 lithographed plates. Original striped cloth, the covers with gilt figure of an eagle and U.S. flag, gilt-lettered on spines. The poet and journalist Charles Mackay spent eight-months traveling throughout North America while on a lecture tour. He comments on American literature and politics, slavery, religion, art, literature and science. Howes M-118; Sabin 43355.
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