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BAYARD Ferdinand
Voyage dans l'interieur des États-Unis, a Bath, Winchester, dans la vallee de Shenandoah, etc. Pendant l'Éte de 1791. Seconde edition. Augmentee de descriptions et d'anecdotes sur la vie militaire et politique de Georges Washington
à Paris: 1791. BAYARD Ferdinand Voyage dans l'interieur des États-Unis, à Bath, Winchester, dans la vallee de Shenandoah, etc. Pendant l'Éte de 1791. Seconde edition. Augmentee de descriptions et d'anecdotes sur la vie militaire et politique de Georges Washington Chez Batilliot freres, Paris 1797, in-8 (12 x 20 cm), xxxv, 349pp., contemporary calfThe second and improved, augmented, edition.Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt. Black morocco title-piece. Upper joint scratched, two small holes to lower joint, two corners bumped. A good copy.A pictorial and descriptive account of a voyage to the interior of the United States - to Bath, Winchester, Baltimore, Virginia, and the Shenandoah valley. When the work appeared, the author was heavily accused of glorifying the American Republic and the men who had made it. The work includes a number of observations on the various populations - Germans, Native Americans, African Americans - including their customs. The chapter on Washington is based on oral accounts from a number of officers and contains several letters disavowed by him.Label: Library of Hubel Robins. Richmond. Virginia.
Bookseller: Paris Rare Books and Manuscripts (paris-rare-books) [France, FR]
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