The Rambler in North America, MDCCCXXXII-MDCCCXXXIII. In Two Volumes
LA TROBE, Charles Joseph
In 1832 Charles La Trobe visited the United States and, in 1834, he travelled from New Orleans to Mexico with Washington Irving. In 1832 and in 1833 he made an overland journey from St. Louis to Prairie du Chien on the Mississippi, to St. Peters and Fort Snelling. A large part of these volumes is occupied with his personal observations of Indian life. There is no doubt whose side Latrobe is on: "The gifts which the Pale-faces brought to the Children of the Forest have indeed been fatal ones, and by them the seeds of misery and death have been sown to a terrible extent" (vol. I, p. 130). He also briefly visited western Upper Canada including our very own London which at that time was: "a medley of framework houses, falling timber, and burning brush-wood, with the addition of one or two dirty crowded inns, and a castellated Court-house and prison standing in prominent position, built of brick and plaster" (pp. 113-114). 2 p. of publisher's ads at rear of vol. 2. Wagner-Camp-Becker 57:2. Howes L 127. Graff 2413. Clark III:62. Pader 2206. Eberstadt 112:510. Field 894.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Edition: First American Edition
Date Published: 1835
Place Published: New York
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: vii, , 14-243; iv, , 10-242,  p. 20 cm. Patterned coth hardcovers with worn corners, faded spines, chipped spine ends and labels. Former owner's labels on front pastedowns. Small red ink notation on front free endpaper vol. I. Foxing. Ink inscription for Theological Seminary, Bangor on both titles.