Domestic Manners of the Americans.

London: Printed for Whittaker, Treacher & Co, 1832.

Price: $1,250.00

About the item

First edition, with half titles. 24 lithographed plates by Ducôtes after drawings by Hervieu. 2 vols. 8vo. Three-quarter contemporary tan calf and marbled boards, hinges starting, but sound, gilt spine. Booklabel of George Wm. Mercer Henderson, Busby Lodge. Howes T357; Streeter II 845 (American Edition); Sabin 97028; Clark 112; Coleman 3135.

Item #240936

Needless to say, contemporary Americans were not amused, and the resulting international rancor alone would be sufficient to place it among classic American travels. But if the tone of Mrs. Trollope's book, called by Streeter "a minor classic of looking down one's nose," does rankle, even the most hypersensitive of Americans can't help but chuckle aloud at the hilarious and rollicking Rowlandsonesque illustrations which accompany her schoolmarmish musings.