Travels in South and North America. Alexander MARJORIBANKS.

Travels in South and North America.

London. Simpkin, Marshall, and Company. 1854. Hardcover. 8vo. 20cm, 5th edition, xiv,480p., hand-coloured litho frontis, in the original red cloth re-backed, gilt spine title, blind stamped decorations and borders on the boards, the frontis is foxed otherwise very good to fine. (cdn) T.P.L. 8307. Howes Sabin Clark, 355. Waterston p93. cf. Ferguson 4593. Travels from New Zealand and Australia to the Falkland Islands, Brazil, United States (Boston, Burlington, Buffalo, Albany, New Orleans, New York) and Canada (Montreal, Kingston, Toronto, Niagara). With interesting observations in Canada- the Montreal fire of 1852, the Kingston jail, and Toronto lunatic asylum. The coloured frontis is of the Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls. With much about the issue of slavery in the United States and Brazil. "Nothing in this book proves that this British traveller journeyed farther south in the United States than Philadelphia. Yet he devotes four chapters (18-21) to an objective discussion of the slavery question in the South, drawing on the works of earlier travelers such as Houstoun, Martineau, Lady Stuart-Wortley, Buckingham, Johnston and Charles Lyell. The matter is treated from the historical and topical point of view". (Clark). Item #39655

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