Sheffield: J. Pearce, 1850. Softcover. 12mo. Light brown paper covers (7 in. x 4 1/4 in.) stitched binding, with stitching visible. Darker title label of leather affixed to front cover. Housed in handsome, custom, beige linen-covered slipcase. A little alphabetically-presented travel guide, noting places, histories, local customs, etc.. A mid-nineteenth century "Kerouackian" account of a young, intelligent, yet unconventional lad who set out to discover the world on his own terms. Scarce. Good in Very Good Slipcase. Item #86540
The protagonist, riased on a farm, describes his lively then picaresque account of travels and adventures while in his twenties and early thirties, taking on work with lodging as he could find it, including hay and corn harvest, paper then tobacco salesman, knife sharpener, etc., not to mention dodger of the consequences of bad debts, etc. Worldcat locates only one actual copy of this book worldwide.