1809. Item #77687
GRANT, [Anne] Mrs.. MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN LADY: with sketches of manners and scenery in America, as they existed previous to the revolution. New York: Printed for Samuel Campbell, by D. & G. Bruce, 1809. Same year as the two-volume first American edition published at Boston. viii,344 pp. 12mo., full-bound in contemporary sheep with a black spine label. Leather is rubbed along edges and scuffed on surfaces, with shallow loss at heel and crown. Paper is age toned with some occasional light foxing and just a couple of spots of marginal soiling. Nonetheless, it is a very good copy. The author, commonly known as "Mrs. Grant of Laggan," was the daughter of a British army officer. She spent her early years, until the age of thirteen, in Albany, NY with the subject of this book, Mrs. Philip (Catherine) Schuyler, aunt of Gen. Philip Schuyler. It contains information about the Schuyler family and Albany customs, travel in the northeast colonies, and Native Americans, particularly the Mohawk tribes in New York state. (Howes G303, Larned 1101, Sabin 28296).