TRAVELS IN NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW-YORK. Timothy Dwight.
TRAVELS IN NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW-YORK.
TRAVELS IN NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW-YORK.

TRAVELS IN NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW-YORK.

London: 1823. First English edition, printed (by Charles Wood) for William Baynes and Son, and Ogle, Duncan, & Co., Paternoster Row; and H.S. Baynes and Co., Edinburgh. Octavo, (8 1/4" x 5"), four volumes, xxxi,(1),483; xi,(1),504; xi,(1),514; xi,(1),514 pages, with a frontispiece portrait of Timothy Dwight, and three folding maps, of southern New England, northern New England, and New York. The map of southern New England has a tear at a fold and another at the stub; the map of New York has a tear at one fold. Timothy Dwight (1752-1817) was president of Yale from 1795 until his death, and commenced his "Travels" by saying that "the business of this office is chiefly of a sedentary nature" and that he needed physical rather than mental exercise, hence his voyages. The books are in a modern binding of blue-grey paper on boards with black leather spine labels, with the reinserted armorial bookplates of John Remington Mills (a member of Parliament for Wycombe) in each volume. Light page browning to preliminary leaves else near fine throughout, and a beautiful copy of one of the most readable of narratives about this area. Howes D612, Sabin 21559. Item #5711

Price: $900.00

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