London: John Murray, 1835. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Item #21195 .
3 volumes. 8vo. xii, 395; viii, 415; [v]-viii, 408 pp. Original drab cloth boards, printed paper labels. BIndings are well worn and soiled, lettering labels on volume 3 partially perished, the first 7 leaves of Volume III with alight dampstain. A good set, unsophisticated, but in publisher's temporary binding.
Abdy visited the major cities of New England and New York, Virginia and Kentucky, and his narrative focuses on education, trade unions, prisons and prison discipline, asylums for the poor, lunatics and disabled, poor laws, banking, gambling and slavery.
Sabin 45; Howes A-8.