Letters on Silesia, Written on a Tour through that Country, in the Years 1800, 1801. Embellished with a new map

London: Printed for J. Budd, 1804. First edition. 8vo. xiii, (2), 387, (1, ads) pp. Folding map. Adams was serving as the Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Berlin at the time of travels through Silesia, a region in central Europe, now mostly in Poland, with parts in Germany and the Czech Republic; the first part describes a six-week tour and gives observations on the people, places and customs, with the second part giving a detailed historical, geographical, and statistical account of the area. Smith A11: "Few men of the early United States were so widely traveled as J.Q. Adams." Very good. Contemporary calf, leather label and gilt rules and ornaments on spine (rubbed, darkened, and a bit flaked), all edges sprinkled red and blue. (#8362). Item #61133

Price: $1,500.00

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