CHASTELLUX, FRANCOIS JEAN, Marquis de
Travels in North-America, in the years 1780, 1781, and 1782. By the Marquis de Chastellux, one of the forty members of the French academy, and Major General in the French army serving under the Count de Rochambeau. Translated from the French by an English gentleman, who resided in America at that period. With notes by the translator.
London: printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787. 2 volumes, 8vo. 2 engraved folding maps, 3 engraved folding plates.
Nineteenth century half calf and marbled paper covered boards, rebacked and recased retaining the original spine.
First English edition, first issue.
Chastellux was a commander under Rochambeau in Washington's army, and after the war travelled to explore the new nation. "In its completed form constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States" (Howes).
Howes C324; Sabin 12229; Clark I:212.