Boston: Little and Brown and London: Petherman, 1850. First US edn. 8vo, pp. 379, 414. Bound in black cloth (worn along the extremities, old dj flap adhering to end papers of volume 2, little waterstain along the margings of the title page of volume one. A good tight copy. Item #56178
"In 1843 the author sailed for Europe to observe foreign agriculture...these letters reflect three and a half years of observation of English life and agricultural practice." Smith, American Travellers Abroad, C-96." Colman was a Unitarian minister and agricultural writer, born in Boston in 1785, he died in England in 1849. He was well-known for his agricultural surveys of Massachusetts, made in 1837. He had been commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Massachusetts.