Publisher: London: Printed for J. Robson, Bookseller, 1783.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sabin 1258; ESTC T162394; Smith, American Travellers Abroad, A34.
Condition: Edges and boards somewhat rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 27871
Description8vo, 19th century quarter calf, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers and edges, gilt decorations and lettering. Bound without the half-title.
Comments¶ An entertaining travelogue under the guise of letters to a lady written between 1776-1777 by a prosperous, well-educated and Casanova-like American (Sabin describes the author as a "Loyalist refugee”) who recounts his many adventures in high and low places throughout England and France during his self-imposed exile. He describes the performing arts, food and lodgings, horse racing, French lady's legs and feet, art galleries, architecture, gardens, African princesses, public institutions, etc., interspersed with a few comments on the Revolutionaries in America, with which the author expresses little sympathy.