British America. John M'GREGOR, or MACGREGOR.

British America.

Edinburgh: William Blackwood & London: T. Cadell, 1833. Second edition, 2 volumes, (iii)-xxiv, 559, (1); (iii-xvi), 606 pp, bound without the half titles. 16 maps and plans, mostly folding, including one not listed, marbled endpapers and edges, armorial bookplates of Thomas Ridgway with a later owner's inscription to them also. Contemporary blind stamped calf, a little worn, rebacked in sheep with brown and green morocco labels. An historian and statistician, MacGregor was strongly in favour of free trade and the repeal of the corn laws led him to abandon his post as Secretary to the Board of Trade and enter Parliament as member for Glasgow. This was one of three books which appeared following a lengthy trip to North America. Item #17093

Price: £270.00

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