London: Printed (for the Author) by C. and W. Galabin, Ingram-court, and published by J. Hatchard, Piddadilly [etc.], 1807. First edition. Two volumes. 18 cm. xxiv, 375; xi, , 347 pp. Frontis. portrait in volume one. Contemporary leather, with gilt decorative tooling on boards; gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, with gilt rules and decorative devices on spines (leather on spines worn and crackling). Front boards of both volumes carefully, but rather amateurishly reattached. The author's own copy, with his signature, dated Oct. 1807, on recto of frontis. portrait. Item #60266
HOWES H220: "The author operated farms in New York and Rhode Island and seem to have acted as agent in a gigantic British scheme to purchase from Georgia seventeen million acres bordering on the Mississippi. This, tied in with intrigues to acquire Florida from Spain and to take over the disaffected Western country from the United States, undoubtedly had for object the confinement of the United States to the Eastern seaboard."