Voyage dans les Etats-Unis D'Amérique, fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797. Tome I-IV et Tome VI-VIII. 7 vols (of 8).

Paris, Du Pont, Buisson, Charles Pougens, L'AN VII (1799).

8vo. Bound in 7 uniform contemp. hcalf. Gilt spines. Gilt lettering. Spines a bit rubbed. 4 volumes with some light cracking along hinges. Top of spines loosening on vols. I and II. Scattered mild brownspots. Lower right corners in vol. I damstained. Lower right corners of the last pages in vol. II, dampstained. Vol.I: XXIV,365 pp. - Vol.II:(2),IV,349 pp. - Vol.III: (2),IV,384 pp. - Vol.IV: 1-349 pp. (lacking title-page a. preliminaries). - Vol. VI:1-336 pp. (lacking title-page a. preliminaries). - Vol.VII: (2),IV,366 pp. - Vol. VIII: (4),244 pp. With 9 folded tables of letterpress (all) and 3 large folded engraved maps. (Carte des Etats-Unis. Provinces Septentrionales - Provinces Meridionales dampstained on verso, only faint on recto - Carte Générale des Etats-Unis de L'Amerique Septentrionale Divisée en ses 17 Provinces).

First editon. (Lacking volume V), but with all 3 maps and 9 tabels belonging to the full work. La Rochefoucault-Liancourt "left England in 1794, and travelled to the United States. In 1795, he and five associates began a tour which covered much of the northern United States and Upper Canada. They crossed the Niagara River to Fort Erie and also saw Fort Chippawa. From there they travelled to Newark, Canada where they were entertained by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe. Their trip was cut short when they were prohibited from entering Lower Canada. Insulted, François Alexandre Frédéric returned to the US and, in 1799, his exile ended, he returned to France. (Wikipedia). 

He was "Elected to the states-general of 1789 he sought in vain to support the cause of royalty while furthering the social reforms he had at heart. On the 12th of July, two days before the fall of the Bastille, he warned Louis XVI. of the state of affairs in Paris, and met his exclamation that there was a revolt with the answer, “Non, sire, c’est une révolution.” On the 18th of July he became president of the Assembly. Established in command of a military division in Normandy, he offered Louis a refuge in Rouen, and, failing in this effort, assisted him with a large sum of money. After the events of the 10th of August 1792 he fled to England, where he was the guest of Arthur Young, and thence passed to America." (Encycl. Britannica). 

Sabin, 39056.

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