William Bartram. Travels Through North & South Carolina. 1791.
William Bartram (1739-1823) was a naturalist who spent years exploring the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. This book, wonderfully written and illustrated with copper plates, established Bartram as a premier nature writer of his time. The book was republished in London and Dublin, and was translated into German, Dutch, and French. It is known to have influenced the nature poetry of both Coleridge and Wordsworth, and the naturalistic philosophy of Emerson and Thoreau. This rare first edition copy is bound in calf over board and is printed on rag paper.[ME]
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