Cloth, 8vo, 28 cm, ix, 383 pp. A valuable reference whose pithy annotations give a good indication of the interest or otherwise of each book, together with the author's occupation where known and a list of the countries discussed in the work. Arranged alphabetically by author, with indexes of places and authors' occupations. Coverage is confined to books by American authors published before 1900 and describing travels outside the 48 continental United States -so many books concerning Alaska or Hawaii are included. From the introduction: "This list contains the works of almost four hundred who wrote travel accounts. .Almost one hundred different classes emerge as travel authors [including] clergymen - 179, artists - 34, businessmen - 32, diplomats - 23, educators - 36, journalists - 117, lawyers - 44, missionaries - 66, physicians - 54, sailors - 103, soldiers - 92, as well as a wide variety of other occupations from presidents and their wives to naturalists, publishers, musicians, architects, explorers, politicians, and congressmen. Many of the well-known authors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wrote about their travels - Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Fenimort Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Dean Howells, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, as well as other public names such as Horace Greeley. Scientific topics often were covered by such authors as Louis Agassiz and Paul Du Chailliu and scholars such as Adolph Bandelier. Clergymen were noted for accounts of trips to the Holy Land or to the religious sights of Europe. Military and naval men wrote extensively. George McClellan's observations of the Crimean War or Philip Sheridan's observations of the Franco-Prussian War would be among the better known. Naval accounts often were shipboard accounts of common sailors, or they might be captains' accounts of voyages of significance, such as Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan. Exploration of the polar regions fascinated the American public after Elisha Kent Kane's expeditions in the 1850s, and held the public's attention for the rest of the Century with the voyages of Isaac Israel Hayes, Adolphus S. Greely, Frederick Schwatka, and Robert and Josephine Peary." Near Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: American Travellers Abroad : a Bibliography ...
Verlag: Scarecrow Press, Lanham, second edition, 1999
Buchbeschreibung Lanham Maryland The Scarecrow Press, 1999. Second Ed., 8°, IX, 383 S., 3 Bl., Olwd., Rvg., goldgepr. Titel. Schönes Ex. + * + Achtung: Für unsere Kunden in Deutschland erfolgt der Versand verzollt wöchentlich ab Deutschland. * Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden. Kreditkarten Visa + + + 0 gr. Artikel-Nr. 1118282