Paris. Chez Levrault, Schoell et Compagnie, An XII - 1804. 8vo, 20.5cm, The First Edition, vi,312p., large folding map, in recent mahoney brown morocco, blind ruled raised bands, double black crushed morocco labels, marbled boards, t.e.g., a fne copy, complete with half-title and a fine map. (cgc). Item #40967
Howes M-579. Sabin 48703. Thomson Biblio Ohio, 821. Monaghan 1063. Clark 11-106. Streeter 2-830. This travel narrative by the Frenchman who would later make his name for his excellent American Silva is a classic. "The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East. He gave his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the great West, but more especially of Ohio and Kentucky " (Thomson).