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PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA IN 1826; With Remarks On The Present State Of The American Navy

DE ROOS, [John] F[rederick] Fitzgerald [1804-61]

Editore: William Harrison Ainsworth, London, 1827
Da Second Life Books, Inc. (Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.)

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8vo, pp.207. Bound in contemporary leather backed boards (rear cover separate, front e.p. laid in, much rubbed and worn) 14 plates (12 lithographed plates - 1 folding & 2 plans). complete with half-title. The frontis is a large folding view of Quebec, and there is also a scarce view of the narrows of the Hudson in NY. Sabin 19677. Howes D-268. Dow I p. 163. cfGagnon I 1104. cfLande 1724. cfDionne II 10. The author visited the shipyards of Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York before travelling to Niagara Falls. He offers ineresting commentary on the subjects of shipbuilding, the conduct of maritime affairs and the American Navy. De Roos concluded his journey with a short tour across the Great Lakes into Canada and a hazardous boat trip down the rapids to Montreal and Quebec. The plates include views of Quebec (folding frontis.), Halifax, Montreal, the Falls of Montmorency near Quebec, the River Niagara and Niagara Falls, &c. DeRoos tried to determine if the American Navy posed a threat to the British Navy. Also noted as being one of the few imprints from popular Victorian author William Harrison Ainsworth's publishing venture. Codice inventario libreria 55210

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Titolo: PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS IN THE UNITED ...

Casa editrice: William Harrison Ainsworth, London

Data di pubblicazione: 1827

Edizione: Second edn.

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