Life and Liberty in America: or, Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-58

By: Mackay, Charles

Price: $200.00

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Book Condition: Very Good-


Blindstamped, deep brown covers with faded gilt tiles on spine. Some edge, corner and surface wearwith some minor loss at bottom of spine and area nest to spine edge. Please see scan. Two former owner's bookmarks -- one on front pastedown and one on the ffep. Interior foxing, as is common in this title. Overall, the book is square and the binding secure with no tears or parting. G+ to VG-. This is the First American Edition of an account of an antebellum trip to the US, with a number of chapters on the South, by a British citizen. Mackay observes and discusses slavery, evincing a somewhat positive attitude toward the Southern owners. The book is of interest for its firsthand descriptions of slavery. Mackay is more famous for his Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. This American edition is in one volume whereas the British edition was in two. This particular edition seems to be much more uncommon than the British. WorldCat finds no copies of this edition in libraries, though I'm sure the

Title: Life and Liberty in America: or, Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-58

Author Name: Mackay, Charles

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1859

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 16692

Keywords: American History Travel African - American Black Negro Slavery