[MATHEW CAREY] Shepherd. Paris, in Eighteen Hundred and Two, and Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen
[MATHEW CAREY] Shepherd. Paris, in Eighteen Hundred and Two, and Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen
[MATHEW CAREY] Shepherd. Paris, in Eighteen Hundred and Two, and Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen

[MATHEW CAREY] Shepherd. Paris, in Eighteen Hundred and Two, and Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen

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Shepherd, William. Paris, in Eighteen Hundred and Two, and Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen. Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1815. First American Edition. [6485]

Original blue paper-covered boards, title written in ink on the spine, front board detached, back nearly so. 4 1/2 x 8 inches, 1815 owner's signature on ffep, oval ink school library stamp on the front paste-down and title page. [i.]-viii., [9]-283 clean pp., p, 261 misnumbered 216, complete. "Extract from Edinburgh Review for September 1814, pp. [1]-ii. Pages are open but untrimmed. Good. Hardcover.

Shaw-Shoemaker 35921. This edition printed by Mathew Carey is fairly scarce.

Rev. William Shepherd (1768-1847), English dissenting minister of unitarian opinion, author, and politician. This book is founded upon his daily journal, in which he made observations of men and travel. "Mr. Shepherd, who is well known to the literary world as an accomplished scholar, and to the political as an inflexible lover of liberty and friend of the constitution, has, in our opinion, conferred a real obligation upon the common run of readers and travellers, by the publication of this little work. It is ushered into notice without any pretensions, either in the form of the edition, or in the author's tone. A work of this kind, putting forth no pretensions beyond those of a diary actually kept for the traveller's own use, to point the accuracy of his observations, and record matters of information, or recall agreeable recollections, ought in fairness be judged according to those professions...it contains everywhere the trace of a vigorous mind, at once shrewd and bold, and of feelings and principles equally candid and pure." - Edinburgh Review