Item #40390 Notes on Public Subjects, Made During a Tour in the United States and in Canada. Hugh Seymour TREMENHEERE.
Notes on Public Subjects, Made During a Tour in the United States and in Canada.

Notes on Public Subjects, Made During a Tour in the United States and in Canada.

London John Murray. 1852. 12mo. 20cm, the First Edition, vi,320,32p., publisher's ads., 2 maps on one folding sheet, in the original blind decorated green cloth, gilt spine titles, spine slightly faded, expertly restored, with a tipped-in John Murray frontis ad for another book by this author, very good to fine, clean and sound. (Cdn). Item #40390

T.P.L. 3220. Lande 847. Waterston p91. Tremenheere writes extensively on natural resources, transportation, politics, education and social life in the two countries, but a large part of the book is concerned with the development of railways in both Canada and the United States. The map is one of the earliest to show the routes of all the railways in North America, both extant and projected. "Tremenheere's book is organized by practical topics: education, railways, water supply, secret ballot, the press etc. ... Particually interesting discussion of public and denomination schools . ... He concludes that Canada has a fair average of comfort better than the U.S. in food and in its humble, usefull accessories such as English knives and forks. It also enjoyed a far greater degree of real freedom than it could acquire by any imitation, ..." Waterston. - Hugh Seymour Tremenheere (1804 1893), was an English academic, barrister, publicist and author, who worked as a schools' inspector and mines' inspector.

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