Holidays at Home and Abroad.

London: W. J. Johnson, 1877. First edition. 8vo, preface (xxiii), 199pp. This is a presentation copy, signed by the author and dated June 30, 1882. Brown cloth cover with gilt title on spine. Spine is lightly rubbed at top and base. Library number at base of spine, and discard stamp (on top of library stamp) on title page. Front inside hinge is starting, but intact. An amusing account of the author's travels to Mexico and the United States in 1876 and 1872, with an unusual response to his first visit to New York City: "Nothing seems English except the language, "Surely this is France," is one's constant thought; the hotels are so French, the shop-windows so French, and the waiters. One immense street- boulevard, rather- stately stores on ither side; rattling and roaring; almost choked at times with traffic; seething with life- that is Broadway, the backbone of an island." Good +. Item #11431

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