London: Whittaker, Treacher, 1832. Second Edition. 8vo, pp. 304, 303, with one page of adv. Bound in later 3/4 blue morocco over blue cloth. Top edges gilt, spines with raised bands and gilt stamping. Illustrated with 24 lithographed plates by DucUtes after drawings by Hervieu, with some soiling, tide marks. While text pages are nice and clean, many of the illustrtation show soiling. See Robinson page 197; Howes T-35; Sabin 97028; Streeter 2:845; Clark 112; Coleman 3135; Sadleir 3218; Wolff 6809. Item #59767
The controversial travelogue sparked resentment amongst Americans. The mother of novelist, Anthony, Frances Trollope (1780-1863) is many people's favorite lady traveller. She scandalized the smug and vulgar Americans with her spirited expose ... [Robinson]. She accepted Fanny Wright's invitation to visit her colony for the rehabilitation of slaves in Tennessee. She traveled up the Mississippi with her children and saw scenes of utter desolation: miserable slaves, and an inhospitable Ms. Wright. Trollope continued on to Cincinnati and then to Niagara and Baltimore. Her book became an instant best seller even if her well developed sense of caricature was at the expense of her American hosts. Nevins calls it "the most prejudiced and hotly discussed of all British books of travel in the United States."