London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. First edition in English. 8vo. 2 volumes: xxv, 462; xii, 432 pp. Two folding maps, three folding plates. Howes C-324: "In its completed form constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Sabin 12229. Clark Old South I, 212: "In 1780 he went to America as a major-general under Rochambeau, and [served] three years [there] ... this journal [covering an extensive tour of Virginia in 1782] is one of the most notable of American travel accounts of the Revolutionary period, not only because of Chastellux's keen observation and the directness of his narrative, but also because of his acute comments on society and the character of the people in different walks of life." Maps and plates somewhat foxed, but a very good copy. Contemporary mottled calf (rubbed), neatly rebacked, with the original spines laid down, gilt rules (dull) and leather label on spine. (9145). (Inventory #: 62430)
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