J. S. Buckingham, America, Historical, Statistical Descriptive, 3 vols, 1st ed


America as Seen by an Englishman


J.S. Buckingham’s America, Historical, Statistical, Descriptive is Buckingham’s take–in the spirit of de Tocqueville, if somewhat less philosophical–were intended to communicate to the English something of the character of the United States.

A British liberal of the times, Buckingham detested slavery, and made sure to reveal salacious stories of its horrors.

In original green cloth; Lightly sunned; light bumps; boards lightly rubbed and stained; hinges repaired with archival tape; Volume 2 back hinge is broken, light water damage; else very good.

Buckingham, J. S. AMERICA, HISTORICAL, STATISTICAL, DESCRIPTIVE. London: (1841). 1st edition, 3 volumes, frontispiece, folding maps, engravings, (Howes B-921).