London: 1805. xvi,350pp. plus pp. of advertisements and large folding map. Hardcover with gilt title on spine. Light foxing to map, one closed tear, light tanning throughout.
"The best edition of Michaux's work.The zest with which Michaux describes some of the wonders of the West in this brief and discursive journal is as pleasant as his intelligent discussion of economical facts, and puritan domesticity in the East.he gave to his countrymen a correct and impressive idea of the products and promise of the Great West, but more especially of Ohio and Kentucky" - Thomson. Michaux, a talented young naturalist, comments quite often on the various botanical specimens he observes, as well as wildlife, commerce, viticulture in Kentucky, Cherokees in Tennessee, and much more. The large, very detailed map affords an excellent view of the East Coast, Southeast, and Midwest at the time. GRAFF 2780. BRADFORD 3461. CLARK II:106. HOWES M579. HUBACH,p.38. MEISEL III:365-66. MONAGHAN 1063. SABIN 48704. THOMSON 822. MacPHAIL, ANDRÉ AND FRANÇOIS ANDRÉ MICHAUX 5
An account of the travels of Francois Andre Michaux through the Appalachian Mountains. Translated from the French. Franois Andr Michaux (17701855) was a French botanist, son of Andr Michaux and the namesake of Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania. Michaux botanized in North America for nearly a dozen years (1785-96) as royal collector for France.
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