Isaac Fidler Observations travels United States Canada 1833 first edition

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FIDLER, ISAAC. Observations on Professions, Literature, Manners and Emigration in the United States and Canada, Made During a Residence There in 1832, London: Whittaker Treacher, 1833.

12mo, first edition, pp. viii, 434, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, speckled edges. Howes F110: "Sweeping disparagement of a republic whose citizens were neither gentlemen nor scholars." Sabin 24261 is trenchant: "The author, known as the Critic of the Mustard Pot, was a professor of Sanskrit, and failing to establish an academy for instruction in this popular study, abused the Americans."

Condition of this book Spine has black marks and losses at ends, joints cracked, extremities worn.
End pages browned and marked but internal leaves very good and tight.