Paris: L'An VII de la République .
First edition. 3 large engraved folding maps of Les Etats-Unis and 9 folding tables, woodcut title vignettes. xxiv, 365, ; iv, 349; iv, 384; , iii, 349; [iv], 400; iii, 336; iv, 366; 244 pp., with all half-titles. 8 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary quarter red morocco and red boards. Handsome set Clark II 103. Dionne II 896 ; Howes L-106; Lande Supplement 1227; Monaghan 915; Sabin 39056. TPL 681. Story p. 434. Winsor VIII, p. 491; Carson, Travellers in Tidewater Va. 133. Item #264636
A travel narrative that covers not only the United States but also Canada. The Duc de La Rochefoucauld fled France after his father was killed in 1793 by a mob, and spent the years 1795-1797 in North America.
The first seven volumes describe Upper Canada, New England, Virginia (where the author stayed a week with Jefferson at Monticello) and New Jersey and New York, as well as Charleston and Savannah, Maryland and the future capitol of Washington. The final volume offers general impressions of the law and culture of the Americas. Clark describes it as "a profitable work to read" and praises it as "a sound, informative account"
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