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Excursion Through The Slave States

First Edition



First edition of Excursion through the Slave States by George W. Featherstonhaugh, published by John Murray in London in 1844.

Octavo, [two volumes], xxix, [map], 357pp, [1]; x, 394pp. Lacking the 16pp advertisements, as called for in Howes. Three quarter maroon leather with marbled boards, title in gilt on spine, raised bands with gilt decorations. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Fold-out map of the Eastern United States by J. & C. Walker, published by John Murray in London, May 14, 1844. Fold-out map with some faint transference, short closed tear along right edge, delicate folds, center fold reinforced, toning along outer edge, a very good example. Both volumes complete with woodcut illustrations and lithographed plates, frontispiece and title vignette in each volume. (Howes F68) (Sabin 23960) An attractive piece, with unique illustrations of the antebellum Southern United States.

This first edition was followed the same year by the first American edition, published by Harper & Brothers of New York.

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First Edition

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Quarter Leather


Near Fine


Featherstonhaugh | G.W.