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    The Mawman Edition of Michaux's Travels through the Eastern United States

    Francois. A. Michaux. Travels to the Westward of the Allegany Mountains, in the States of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and Return to Charlestown, through the Upper Carolinas... Faithfully Translated from the Original French by B. Lambert. London: Printed by W, Flint for J. Mawman, 1805.

    First edition in English. Octavo. xvi, 350 pages. Folding map frontispiece titled "Map of the Southern, Western & Middle Provinces of the United States."

    Full period-style speckled calf with gilt-ruled spine and gilt spine titles on a black leather label. Edge sprinkled red. New endpapers. Minimal wear and rubbing to binding. Light toning to textblock. Scattered minor foxing, most noticeable in the margins of the last fifth of the text. One small, dark, mostly marginal stain to page 144. A few marginal notations in an unknown hand. Light toning and occasional spotting to folding map, with a four-inch closed tear to the right side of the map, archivally repaired on the verso. A couple of small closed tears to map margins. A handsome copy of a rare work in very good condition.

    "This, generally known as Mawman's edition, is the best edition of Michaux's work, and contains a map not issued in the second edition, published the same year." Thomson, 822.

    Howes M-579. Clark II, 106. Sabin 48704. Graff 2780. Bradford 3461.


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