1799-1800 1st ed Isaac Weld Travels US & Canada Illustrated SLAVERY Indians

WELD, Isaac

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In 1795 Isaac Weld sailed to North America from his home in Ireland where he set out to visit some of the most famous landmarks in the United States. While touring the sites became an important focus for his book, he also was searching for locations that would be suitable for Irish immigrants. According to the ODNB, Weld was

“often guided by Indians in his explorations of the vast forests and great rivers. ‘His descriptions were influential because they were relatively early and were long included in compilations of travelers’ reports on the United States, despite his general lack of sympathy with the American patriots.”

Howes even supports this notion by stating that Weld “thought Canada preferable to the States.” Weld was also critical of American slavery. In ‘Travels’ he is quoted –

“..there will be an end to slavery in the United States…[as] negroes will not remain deaf to the inviting call of liberty forever.” and Americans in general “civility cannot be purchased from them on any terms; they seem to think that it is incompatible with freedom…”. On Washington, DC, he wrote “If the affairs of the United States go on as rapidly as they have done, it will become the grand emporium of the West, and rival in magnitude and splendor the cities of the whole world.”

 

This 1800 edition was the first French printing of Weld’s travels in North America and is illustrated with fine, full-page engravings of his encounters.

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1799-1800 1st ed Isaac Weld Travels US & Canada Illustrated SLAVERY Indians

 

In 1795 Isaac Weld sailed to North America from his home in Ireland where he set out to visit some of the most famous landmarks in the United States. While touring the sites became an important focus for his book, he also was searching for locations that would be suitable for Irish immigrants. According to the ODNB, Weld was

“often guided by Indians in his explorations of the vast forests and great rivers. ‘His descriptions were influential because they were relatively early and were long included in compilations of travelers’ reports on the United States, despite his general lack of sympathy with the American patriots.”

Howes even supports this notion by stating that Weld “thought Canada preferable to the States.” Weld was also critical of American slavery. In ‘Travels’ he is quoted –

“..there will be an end to slavery in the United States…[as] negroes will not remain deaf to the inviting call of liberty forever.” and Americans in general “civility cannot be purchased from them on any terms; they seem to think that it is incompatible with freedom…”. On Washington, DC, he wrote “If the affairs of the United States go on as rapidly as they have done, it will become the grand emporium of the West, and rival in magnitude and splendor the cities of the whole world.”

 

This 1800 edition was the first French printing of Weld’s travels in North America and is illustrated with fine, full-page engravings of his encounters.

 

Item number: #4195

Price: $599

 

WELD, Isaac

 

Voyage au Canada, pendant les années 1795, 1796 et 1797, par Isaac Weld. Ouvrage traduit de l’anglais, et enrichi d’une carte générale du pays, et de onze planches, offrant les points de vue, les plus remarquables, et notamment le fameux saut de Niagara.

 

Paris : Imprimerie de Munier : Lepetit jeune, 8 [1800].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 3 volumes
      • viii, 321
      • 344
      • 294
    • Illustrated with 9 engravings
  • References: Howes W 235; Sabin 102544; Chadenat 1228
  • Language: French
  • Binding: leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

 

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Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

WELD, Isaac

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete