Rare Travel Book: Capt. Basil Hall, ; Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828. 1829

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Hall, Capt. Basil; Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828. Two volumes. Philadelphia, Carey, Lea, & Carey, 1829. Octavo, vol. 1, pp. vi, 322, vol. 2 pp. iv, 339.

In contemporary full calf with gilt spine titles, restoration to spine margins, book plate of German Society on paste downs, light wrinkling to some text pages, very good. 1st American edition.

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Hall traveled throughout much of the Northeast, including the Great Lakes region, he went south by way of the Mississippi River though Louisiana and north to Quebec. He gives excellent descriptions of places and conditions which came under his observation, including Creek Indian ceremonies and navigating the Mississippi River.