Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America, In the Years 1759 and 1760
Publisher: Printed for R Marchbank
xix++206 pages. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4") bound on original leather with raised spine bands with black spine label in gilt lettering. (Howes: 990) Second edition. First Dublin edition.
Andrew Burnaby was a clergyman and traveler. Born in Ashfordby, Leicestershire, England, he was the eldest son and namesake of Reverend Andrew Burnaby, a well-to-do clergyman of the Church of England. The younger Burnaby attended Westminster School in 1748, and then Queens' College, Cambridge, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1754 and his Master's degree in 1757. He spent 1759 and 1760 traveling though the American colonies, and afterward wrote Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America, In the Years 1759 and 1760 (1775). Sometime afterward he was ordained, and from 1762 to 1767 he served as chaplain to the British factory in Leghorn, Italy. In 1769, soon after his return to England, he became vicar of Greenwich, and in 1786 archdeacon of Leicester. Upon his father's death in 1767 he inherited large estates in Huntingdonshire.
Spine head chipped, rubbing to corners, old price 2/8 in old quill pen to front end paper, corner torn at page xix not affecting text else a very good copy.
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