London: John Murray, 1849. First. hardcover. good. Text Illus. 2 Vols. 12mo, original blind stamped brown cloth, spines worn on both volumes with volume II lacking lower half of backstrip, cloth lightly soiled on volume II, edges of corners bumped and worn on both volumes, inner hinge strengthened on volume II, some pages lightly creased on top right corner of text in both volumes. London: John Murray, 1849. First Edition. "More than half of the two volumes published in 1849 pertain to the South. Lyell's scientific interest took him along the regular routes as well as into the remoter corners seldom seen by other travelers. ... Lyell's description of the coastal islands of the southeastern coast, erosion, topography, and fossils in Georgia and Alabama are an important contribution to travel literature, while his detailed observations of the Mississippi Valley from the delta to the mouth of the Ohio River equal or excell the account of other travelers." Clark III, 352. Lyell was also a keen observer of the living conditions of slaves. Howes L-574. Internally, a tight bright set. (Inventory #: 269912)
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