New Haven: Published by Timothy Dwight, 1821-22.
First edition. S. Converse, Printer. Three folding maps (one in each of first three volumes), errata slip bound in at the end of the final volume. 4 vols. 8vo. Half brown pebbled leather with marbled boards, Very Good, some hinges starting a.e.g. Book plate of the Larchmont Yacht Club in all four volumes records that this copy was presented by the Library Com. N.Y.Y.C. (New York Yacht Club) Text blocks tight and clean. Howes D612; Sabin 21559. Item #315896
The most important of Dwight's works. Timothy Dwight, president of Yale, traveled around New England and New York over a period of ten years, compiling his observations in this four-volume set. This work was intended to be a correction of the misconceptions of European travel writers who had, in his view, wrongly characterized America.
The editor of a 1969 edition of this work described it as “a delineation of the ethnic character which New Englanders would sustain and transmit long after Dwight’s way of life had vanished.”
This copy foremly belonged to the Larchmont Yacht Club of New York, located in Westchester County.
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