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: Boards a little stained and rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 26445
Physical Description2 vols, 8vo, contemporary tan quarter calf, purple paper boards, red leather spine labels, gilt rules and lettering. With Half-titles.
CommentsOne 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.
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