Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1833.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes, 8vo, pp. ix, 393; 402. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, top edges gilt, spines in six compartments. Bookplates, joints rubbed, leather chipped at head of Vol. I, archival tape repair to ffep of Vol. II. Very good. A Scotsman visits the United States and finds the Americans somewhat lacking (not least because of slavery). His critical but colorful account of his travels (to the major East Coast cities, Upper and Lower Canada, and along the Ohio and Mississippi) was a popular success and was translated in to French and German. Hubach (p. 68) comments that Hamilton "had a good sense of humor, but he echoed Mrs. Trollope's satirical tone and warned England against imitating American institutions, although he admitted he might be guilty of English prejudice." Howes H-138; TPL 1649; Sabin 30034.