Very Good. Item #8502
Paris: Alexandre Cadot, 1856. First Edition. Small octavo (16cm.); contemporary brown calf-backed marbled boards, gilt spine, marbled endpapers; 320pp. Boards a bit scuffed at extremities with some exposure, chiefly at corners, contemporary bookseller ticket to front pastedown and slightly latter rubber-stamps to title page a few internal leaves, stock uniformly toned and foxed, else Very Good and sound.
Detailed account of the hunting, fishing, and local culture in the American West, the author having himself resided for nine years in the United States. Révoil devotes special attention to describe his acquaintance with Richard, a slave and talented and sought-after fiddle-player in Henderson, Kentucky, whose presence was required for all local marriages, baptisms, and "soirée prolongées jusqu'au jour, que l'on nomme break downs aux États-Unis" (late-night parties that last until morning that are called 'break downs' in the United States (our translations).
[HOWES R-228; SABIN 70328].