White, Red, Black: Sketches of American Society in the United States, during the Visit of Their Guest [Louis Kossuth].

New York: Redfield, 1853. First American edition (first issued in London, the same year). Small 8vo. 2 volumes: xii, 331, (4); 342, (6) pp. Publisher's ads at the end of each volume. Howes p-647. Sabin 66639. Clark Old South III, 386: "Their impressions, based on first-hand observation, wide reading, and conversations with most of the noted Americans of that day as well as with numbers of persons from the lesser walks of life ... a major travel account ... few have equaled the Pulszkys' careful and penetrating observations of major forces operating in that picture [i.e., concerning slavery, "the outstanding contribution of the book"]." Original green cloth, gilt spine titles. Label mostly removed from each pastedown, rather persistent foxing, several signatures severely browned, but a good solid copy. (1948). Item #55072

Price: $275.00

See all items in Americana, Travel
See all items by