Glasgow, 1879. 54pp. Original gilt blue cloth. Armorial bookplate. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To General Meredith Read with Archd W. Finlayson's Compliments. S.S. Gallia at Sea Xmas 1880." A somewhat superficial account of a hasty trip through the major cities of the Northeast and Canada by a Scottish businessman. Finlayson's comments about "niggers," although shocking today, seem to be a common theme taken up by many travellers' accounts of the period. "...You hear so many cock-and-bull stories about the States, I thought it might interest you to hear a few facts from one of yourselves." (Inventory #: WRCAM18868)
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