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First of 2 volumes. [24], 644, [1] pp. of errata.Illustrated title page and woodcut devices. (8vo), boards with two leather spine strips. First Edition.Apparently the first issue on thick paper. Without map, which we can provide in facsimile. Early account of the United States by a German traveler, first translated into English in Howes S176.; Wright Howes - The Final Edition, 180; Sabin 77757; OCLC Number: 1075836612.He was born in Bayreuth and travelled to New York in 1777 as the chief surgeon for the Ansbach regiment of Hessian troops fighting for King George III of the United Kingdom.During the revolutionary war Schoepff was stationed in Rhode Island. Determined to study the Americas as a scientist once the war ended, he travelled for two years in the United States, British East Florida, and the Bahamas.Condition:Spine and stitching exposed, severe wear and staining to covers, spine strips detached or partially detached but structurally intact; last 4 leaves loose, staining and toning to pages with dark water marking on lower right corners throughout; overall good.
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