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LIEBER, Francis. The stranger in america; or, letters to a gentleman in germany: comprising sketches of the manners, society, and national peculiarities of the united states.

Philadelphia. Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835. First edition, second issue.
8vo. 356pp, [8]. With four final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Uncut in original publisher's dark green cloth-backed green paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities marked and worn. Upper hinge exposed, foxed and creased throughout.
The first edition, second issue (with a reset title page) of an analysis of the national American character, dedicated to Washington Irving, by German-American jurist and political philosopher Francis Lieber c.1798-1872). Lieber is predominantly remembered for his drafting of the legal guidelines for the Union army during the American Civil War, including the so-called 'Lieber code'; one of the first documents to comprehensively outline rules regulating the conduct of war, and a foundation for the Geneva Conventions.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21925