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John Finch
FINCH, John.

FINCH, John.

1. English, 1833.
Travels | In The | United States Of American | And | Canada, | Containing | Some Account Of Their Scientific | Institutions, | And | A Few Notices Of The Geology And Mineralogy | Of Those Countries. | To Which Is Added, | An Essay | On The | Natural Boundaries Of Empires. | By | I. Finch, Esq., | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | London: | Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, And Longman. | [short rule] | 1833.

8: [i]-xv, [1]-455, [1] p., plus errata slip.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "Travels | In | The United States Of America | And | Canada," verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso printer's information.; [v], Dedication to Marquis of Landsdowne.; [vi], Blank.; [vii], "Advertisement."-dated 1 August 1833.; [viii], Blank.; [ix]-xv, "Contents."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-331, Text.; [332], Blank.; [333], Sectional title page, "On | The Natural Boundaries | Of | Empires; | An Essay To Shew The Effect Of The Geological | Structure Of The Earth On The Political | Boundaries Of Nations. | [rule] | By | I. Finch, Esq., | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...]."; [334], Blank.; [335]-336, "Contents."; 455, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. "Finch's itinerary south of Washington, which he left in March 1824, included Mount Vernon, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg, and Norfolk...While at Charlottesville he visited both Jefferson and Madison, and at Richmond he called on John Marshall...the main concern is with account of the author's visits to prominent people" - Clark. The author also writes of the Shenandoah, treatment of the slaves, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, etc. Canada is only included at pp. 322-31.

Bibliographical references: Sabin, Dictionary, 1868-1936: no. 24353.

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