New York: Harper and Brothers, 1835.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes bound in three-quarter black morcocco and black cloth, with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, marbled edges. A very good set with some scatered foxing, housed in a custom slipcase. Clark III, 62: Latrobe came to America in 1832 and traveled extensively, visiting visiting Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland as well as New England and what is now Oklahoma. Washington Irving, whom Latrobe accompanied on his tour of the prairies,described him as "a man of a thousand occupations; a botanist; a geologist; a hunter of beetles and butterflies; a musical amateur, a sketcher of no mean pretenstions" and "a very indefatigable, if not always successful, sportsman." Sabin (39222) notes that "a large part of the work is occupied with observations of Indian life. It contains many satirical yet good-humored pictures of public life and social usages." Field 894; Howes L-127; Clark III, 62.