Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849. Vols. I & II


Impressions and Experiences of the West Indies and North America in 1849. Vols. I & II

BAIRD, Robert

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The author visits much of the Caribbean including Barbadoes, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Antigua, St. Christopher's, Nevis, St. Thomas, Porto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba. In the second volume he visits the U.S.A. and Canada, travelling up the Mississippi by steamship and crossing into Canada at Niagara. Like most English visitors of his time, he enjoys Niagara Falls, and dislikes slavery and spends many pages on both topics. He also comments on American democracy, Canada's views on American annexation, omnibuses in New York, the Pilgrim Fathers, and whether there are sea-serpents. Note previous owner was Frederick Barne of Dunwich, probably the English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1830 to 1832. He was MP for the rotten borough of Dunwich, the previous MP being his father. He held the seat until 1832 when it was abolished under the 1832 Reform Act.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1850
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols.: iv, 329; iv, 315 p. 21 cm. Frontispiece in each volume. Brown cloth with blank impressing on boards and gold print on spines. Corners bumped, small tears in spine ends, some wrinkling to spine clothrubbed or faded boards. Front endpapers have bookplates, label, ink notations. Title pages have signature. Some signatures loosening.

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