London: Hurst Robinson and Edinburgh: Constable, 1824. First UK edn. 8vo, pp. 405, 473. (expanded from the more common 335 pp. NY edition of 1823). Bound in original paper backed boards (spine paper missing and one cover separate), uncut and partially unopened, offsetting to the title-page, little water stain to the endpapers in vol. 2, with errata slip in each volume and two plates. Housed in a custom slipcase and chemise. Howes H-560 (Best edition), with the extra 12 pages added to vol. 2 that are in just some copies; Clark II:207; Sabin 32358; Field 704. Item #13380
The letters were originally published in the London Christian Observer, and here contain the addition of an appendix of Hodgson's account of his visit with the Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Cherokees, and a description of the missions at Brainerd and Elliott. Hodgson travelled primarily through the south and Northeast. He traveled from Washington, met with Jefferson at Monticello, went up the Hudson to Albany and Niagara to Montreal. He continued down through Vermont, saw the Quakers in New Hampshire, and on to Boston and Philadelphia. This volume is from the library of General, Sir William Henry Clinton, son of Sir. Henry Clinton. (see DNB).