A Seminal Work in the Diaspora of American Literature

Voyage d'un Américain a Londres, ou Esquisses sur les Moeurs Anglaises et Américaines . . .

Place and Imprint: Paris: Chez Ponthieu, 1822.
Edition: One of two French translations of The Sketch Book that were issued in 1822, its first year of publication in France; priority between the two is not known.
Bibliographical References: Langfeld & Blackburn, page 67.
Condition: Wrappers a little worn and chipped; fine copy, enclosed in a clamshell box.
Book ID: 26342

Physical Description

2 vols, 8vo, original marbled purple wrappers, printed paper labels, untrimmed. With half-titles.


One of the earliest examples of an important work of American literature translated into a European language. This was apparently translated from the 1820 London edition published by Miller and Murray, which includes two sketches (“Traits of Indian Character” and “Philip of Pokanoket”) not included in the earlier American edition.

Price: $900.00

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