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Memoirs of an American Lady: with Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America, by  Anne MacVicar Grant - Hardcover - 1809 - from G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 361)

Memoirs of an American Lady: with Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America,

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Memoirs of an American Lady: with Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America,: as They Existed Previous to the Revolution by Mrs. Grant, Author of “Letters from the Mountains,” &c, &c.

by Grant, Anne MacVicar

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Anne MacVicar Grant. Memoirs of an American Lady: with Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America, as They Existed Previous to the Revolution by Mrs. Grant, Author of "Letters from the Mountains," &c, &c. New York: Printed for Samuel Campbell, by G. and D. Bruce, 1809. 18 cm, 12mo; p. 223 mis-numbered as 226. [viii; 344 pages] Sabin, 28296; Howes, G303; Shaw & Shoemaker, 17663. Bound in full brown tree calf, spine ruled in gold with red leather label, cover edges gilded.

A remarkable account of pre-Revolutionary War America, specifically upper New York, with detailed accounts of the customs, natural history, and social events at Albany, New York, as well as detailed accounts of encounters with the indigenous people. An account of the Five Nations, the Mohawk Indians, is given, as well as an account of the building of the fort at Albany. Description of the means used to subdue the independence on the Indians, the attraction of some colonists to the Indian way of life, and the management of the Mohawks by using the Christianized Indians are given dedicated chapters. There is also a sketch of the settlement of Pennsylvania.

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G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
361
Title
Memoirs of an American Lady: with Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America,
Author
Grant, Anne MacVicar
Format/Binding
Bound in full brown tree calf.
Book condition
Used
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for Samuel Campbell, by G. and D. Bruce
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1809
Keywords
Americana, Indians, Mohawk, Albany, New York, Colonial New York
Size
18 cm, 12mo

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