A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States in the years 1853-1854, with Remarks on Their Economy. With a biographical sketch by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and with an introduction by William P. Trent.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. New edition of the 1856 original. 8vo. 2 volumes: xl, (2), 418; iii, 412 pp. Portrait frontispiece of the author. Travels through Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. Howes O-78. Clark Old South III, 482: "Olmsted was a sharp observer, and the book contains a great variety of detail pertaining to agricultural methods, the inefficiency of slave labor, the uncomfortable homes of the planters, soil exhaustion, the use of guano, rice culture, Dismal Swamp and other physical features, Creoles, and wildlife ... the first of the Olmsted travel books on the South." Georgia-themed bookplate in each volume, else very good. Original navy cloth, gilt spine titles, top edge gilt. (9460). Item #62689

Price: $125.00

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