Travels through Canada, and the United Statesof North America, in the years 1806, 1807, & 1808. To which is added,biographical notices and anecdotes of some of the leading characters inthe United States. Third Edition, Corrected and Improved.

London.Printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy; and, Edinburgh, W. Blackwood; andDublin, J. Cumming. 1816. Hardcover. 8vo. 21.5cm, in two volumes, xxxiv,544 &viii,532pp., with large engraved colour folding map, 1 engraved chart,and 16 colour aquatint plates, (The map, the chart of Quebec and the sixcostume plates are hand-coloured in full; the ten view plates are insepia), in contemporary half tan calf, wide gilt ruled raised bands, giltborders and centre panels decorations, crushed crimson morocco labels,marbled boards and endpapers, some slight wear on the board edges elsea fine set in attractive contemporary antique style binding. (cgc) ThirdEdition, corrected and improved. This is the nicest set we havehad.T.P.L. 6994. Lande 506. Sabin 38734. Howes L-40. Clark II-157. GagnonI-1926. Abbey Travels II-613. One of the most important works onpre-Confederation Quebec and one of the very few aquatint books onCanada. Lambert came to Lower Canada in 1806, officially to assist in theencouragement of the Cultivation of hemp in the province, with a View tofreeing Great Britain from dependence on the Northern European market,then placed in a precarious position by Napoleon's Berlin decree. Hisefforts in this direction failed, but he remained three years in NorthAmerica, travelling from Quebec and Montreal to New York, South Carolina,Georgia, and Boston. His informal and highly readable account of histravels and observations provides much valuable and interestinginformation regarding social life, education, religion, the aboriginal population, politics, agriculture, trade, manufactures, andship-building. The plates depict Canadian period costume as well as viewsof Lower Quebec; Three Rivers, Montreal, Plymouth, Mass., GeneralBurgoyne's encampment at Saratoga, and a plan of the siege ofQuebec. Item #36565

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