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Canada: or, a View of the Importance of the British Colonies; shewing their Extensive and Improveable Resources and pointing out the Great and Unprecedented Advantages which have been allowed to the Americans over our own Colonists, 1st edition, for J. M. Richardson, 1814,
hand-coloured engraved folding map as frontispiece (2-cm split to one fold), contents largely unopened, edges untrimmed, original boards, rebacked retaining original spine-label, covers slightly marked, corners bumped, 8vo (22.8 x 13.4 cm), together with: Holditch (Robert), The Emigrant's Guide to the United States of America, 1st edition, for William Hone, 1818, 4 pp. publisher's advertisements lacking, ownership inscription date April 1827 and tipped-in carte-de-visite of London-born Philadelphia artist John Sartain (1808-1897) to initial blank, edges untrimmed, modern boards, 8vo (22.2 x 13.4 cm), and Kingdom (William, junior), America and the British Colonies. An Abstract of all the most Useful Information relative to the United States of America, and the British Colonies of Canada, the Cape of Good Hope, New South Wales, and Van Diemen's Island. Exhibiting at one view the Comparative Advantages and Disadvantages each Country offers for Emigrations, 2nd edition, for G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1820, title page slightly marked, occasional mild spotting, edges untrimmed, modern boards, 8vo
Sabin 1391 (Anderson), 32485 (Holditch), 37865 (Kingdom); Howes H584 (Holditch); Howes K158, Ferguson 789 (Kingdom). Holditch's work is scarce, with four copies located on Copac and one copy traced at auction in the last 50 years. This second edition of Kingdom's work has the same collation as the first, which appeared earlier the same year.