"THE AMERICANS ARE GREAT TALKERS ON POLITICAL SUBJECTS… AND JUST AS YOU EXPECT A REVOLUTION, THEY GO HOME AND DRINK TEA"
(COOPER, James Fenimore). Sketches of Switzerland. Part Second. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. Two volumes. Small octavo, original paper boards rebacked in cloth with original paper spine labels laid down.
First American edition of Cooper's first travel book published three weeks after the English edition, written after seven years' residence in Europe, in original paper boards.
Written as a series of letters, Sketches of Switzerland Part Second is part of a series of travel books that Cooper wrote after returning from Europe after 7 years and is based on time spent by the Cooper family based outside Berne. The first part of Sketches of Switzerland was published earlier that same year. Spiller & Blackburn 21. BAL 3874.
Interiors unusually clean, original boards fresh. A lovely copy.