TRAVELS THROUGH THE MIDDLE SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH-AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1759 AND 1760. With observations upon the state of the colonies. Rev. Andrew Burnaby.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE MIDDLE SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH-AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1759 AND 1760. With observations upon the state of the colonies.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE MIDDLE SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH-AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1759 AND 1760. With observations upon the state of the colonies.

TRAVELS THROUGH THE MIDDLE SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH-AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1759 AND 1760. With observations upon the state of the colonies.

Dublin: Printed for R. Marchbanks, 1775. First Dublin edition (first published the same year in London). 12mo. xix, (3), 206 pp. Lacking the errata leaf. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Hugh, Earl of Eglinton on the front pastedown and his shelf location label on the rear pastedown; probably from the library of Hugh Montgomerie (1739-1819), 12th Earl of Eglinton. SABIN 9359: "Valuable as exhibiting a view of the colonies immediately preceding the Revolutionary War." HOWES B-995. CLARK Old South II, 7: "View of Virginia and Maryland ... at the time the British were gaining the victory over the French in the Seven Years' War ... in the course of his travels he visited the falls of the rivers of Virginia and, crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains, reached the frontier town of Winchester ... he found much to praise but his conclusions picture some of the weaknesses of the society he observed." LARNED 833: "There is a pleasant tone, a wise and educated spirit in this record." Very good. Contemporary calf (scuffed), leather label and gilt rules between raised bands on spine. (11181). Item #65440

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