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Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ernst
Von New York nach San Francisco. Flüchtige Reiseskizzen aus dem Jahre 1869 von Ernst Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
(Leipzig): Als Manuscript gedruckt. (Druck von Metzger & Wittig), 1869. First edition. In contemporary half cloth. Ownership inscription on front inner pastedown. Cover slightly rubbed. Inside clean and firm. Overall in fine condition.. First edition. In contemporary half cloth. (4), (1)-192 p. First edition of this extremely scarce travelogue to the United States, a collection of letters, written by Ernst Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in the year of 1869, and printed in very limited number exclusively for members of the family and close friends. The future banker, Ernst Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1846-1909), the son of one of the wealthiest bankers of Berlin, nephew of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and great-grandson of the philosopher of the Jewish Enlightenment, Moses Mendelssohn, after graduating from the University of Berlin, in the summer of 1869 take a three-and-a-half-month journey through the United States of America on railway. As one of the earliest tourist of this kind, who could cross the continent by rail, just two months after the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads had been joined at Promontory, Utah, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy describes his impressions of the young America, the country that is still marked by the traces of the Civil War and who at the same time shows the fascinating glimpses of a gigantic industrialization. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy reports of his meeting with President Grant and Brigham Young, his visits to the Niagara Falls, the Mammoth Cave, the Redwoods, and Yosemite. Writes vividly about the cities of New York, Boston, Philadelphi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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