America and her Resources; or a view of the agricultural, commercial, manufacturing, financial, political, literary, moral and religious capacity and character of the American People
London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818. 8vo. xvi, 504pp. Uncut.
Later calf-backed cloth covered boards, spine chipped
First English edition.
An exhaustive work by this lawyer and much-published author, covering all areas of the United States. Individual chapters cover commerce, manufactures, finances, habits and manners of the people, and the work concludes with a chapter on the state of Europe at the time. "The author regards public questions from the Federalist standpoint, and generally believes in a vigorous policy. He is quick to note the absurd statements which have been made by foreign writers" (Larned).
Howes B785; Sabin 8050; Larned 2836; Goldsmiths 22008; Kress C.23.