A Gallop among American Scenery: Or, Sketches of American Scenes and Military Adventure [War of 1812] [Travelogue, early 19th Century USA]

By: Silliman, Augustus E.

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Travel Adventure and opinion in the early 19th Century including historical fiction of the War of 1812.


Contemporary reviews:


“…..displays uncommon qualities of style and powers of observation The author has apparently travelled much both in the United States and in Europe His sketches of scenery are brilliantly drawn and his stories and anecdotes well told.” The North American Review, Volume 57. p252.


“This is undoubtedly par excellence the book of the season Nothing which has been lately published of the kind can equal it either in the interest of the topics or the intense graphic power with which they are described We best express our idea of it when we say that it is an eloquent book Mr Silliman is no mere observer detailing in commonplace style his commonplace remarks upon trite and commonplace subjects.” The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 8. p491.


Bound in red cloth pictorial covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is bumping to the lower front fore-edge corner and very light rubbing visible to the covers. The covers are protected by a clear Mylar dust jacket. The binding is tight and square. The text block is adorned with gilt edges and patterned endpapers. A tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait depicts "The Constitution and Gurriere." The pages show mild age toning and scattered light foxing, mostly visible on the preliminaries.

This work includes numerous illustrations of Silliman's travels and American history. This work contains a publisher's catalog leaf. The volume is protected by a black cloth-covered slipcase. A very handsome collectible copy.

Sketches of American scenes and military adventure. [Sabin Americana, 1500-1926.]

Bound in red cloth pictorial covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is bumping to the lower front fore-edge corner and very light rubbing visible to the covers. The covers are protected by a clear Mylar dust jacket. The binding is tight and square. The text block is adorned with gilt edges and patterned endpapers. A tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait depicts "The Constitution and Gurriere." The pages show mild age toning and scattered light foxing, mostly visible on the preliminaries.

This work includes numerous illustrations of Silliman's travels and American history. This work contains a publisher's catalog leaf. The volume is protected by a black cloth-covered slipcase. A very handsome collectible copy.

Sketches of American scenes and military adventure. [Sabin Americana, 1500-1926.]
REF: LCon: 01031951; OCLC: 15796870; Howes: S458

Title: A Gallop among American Scenery: Or, Sketches of American Scenes and Military Adventure [War of 1812] [Travelogue, early 19th Century USA]

Author Name: Silliman, Augustus E.

Categories: 19th Century / Civil War, United States History,

Publisher: New York:, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1881

Binding: Hardcover in slipcase.

Book Condition: Near Fine, Collectible.

Type: Book

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 006165

Keywords: Topics: United States -- Description and travel -- Fiction; United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Fiction; Travel. Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies); Atlantic States; Description and travel; General; History; Literary Collections; Middle Atlantic States,