Remarks made on a Short Tour, between Hartford and Quebec, in the Autumn of 1819: by the author of a journal of travels in England, Holland and Scotland
by Silliman, Benjamin
New Haven: S. Converse, 1820. First edition. Hardcover. Good -. An account of the American scientist and Yale professor's (chemistry, mineralogy and geology) trip through upstate New York to Montreal and Quebec, with Daniel Wadsworth, later the founder of the Atheneum and patron of Hudson River School painters. The frontispiece engraving "Monte Video from the South Rock", depicts Wadsworth's home in Farmington Connecticut; in 1828 Thomas Cole made an oil painting of the same view.Small 8vo, 407pp. Disbound, early paper wrapper chipped and worn. Internally, first signatures loose but present; several previous owner stamps, "Wm. Palfrey, Boston". The binding perished, but all the plates all present. As is. (Inventory #: 22237)
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