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UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER: Designed to Introduce Readers at Home to an Acquaintance With the Arts, Customs, and Manners, of the Principal Modern Nations on the Globe, The. by  Charles A. (Augustus) 1790-1862 Goodrich - from OLD WORKING BOOKS & Bindery (Est. 1994) and Biblio.co.uk

UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER: Designed to Introduce Readers at Home to an Acquaintance With the Arts, Customs, and Manners, of the Principal Modern Nations on the Globe, The.

by Goodrich, Charles A. (Augustus) 1790-1862

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New York: Luther James, 1838. Second edition. c.1836. Full calf, gilt decorated spine, marbled edges. Thick cr.8vo. pp. 504. About Very Good. Light rubbing and edgewear; internally near fine with several sections shaken (or slightly off score on fore-edge side). "Embracing a view of their person, character, employments, amusements, religion, dress, habitations, modes of warfare, food, arts, agriculture, literature &c. &c. Derived from the researches of recent travellers of acknowledged enterprise, intelligence and fidelity; and imbodying (sic) a great amount of entertaining and instructive information"...in short, a detailed early 19th century travel guide from New England Congregational minister (Yale) who popularized "a place for everything and everything in its place" in his piece, "Brother Jonathan's Wife's Advice to Her Daughter on her Marriage", 1841 ..


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