Michaux | F.A.

Travels To The Westward Of The Allegany Mountains, In The States Of Ohio, Kentucky, And Tennessee, In The Year 1802 – Translated From The French

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    Travels To The Westward Of The Allegany Mountains by Francois Michaux, one of three editions published in London in 1805. Octavo, iv, [5]-96. Bound in contemporary green cloth, title in gilt on spine, new endpapers. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Large foldout map depicting the eastern half of the United States and Canada, professional repair to tear along bottom panel, reinforced hinge. (Sabin 48706) (Howes M-579) Clean text throughout. An attractive example of this early book on American exploration.

    Comments: The first edition of this work as published in Paris in 1804, titled Voyage ? l’ouest des monts All?ghanys, dans les ?tats de l’Ohio, du Kentucky, et du Tenness?e, et retour ? Charleston par les Hautes-Carolines. The first English edition was published in London in 1805, with a second edition and an abridged edition following the same year. An excellent account of Francois A. Michaux’s voyage down the Ohio River, through the Kentucky territory and his return to Charleston.

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    Location Published

    London

    Publisher

    Printed for Richard Phillips by Barnard & Sultzer

    Edition

    English Edition

    Date Published

    1805

    ISBN
    Binding

    Cloth

    Condition

    Very good

    Jacket Condition
    Author

    Michaux | F.A.