An account of a phrenological lecture tour containing detailed information on nineteenth-century American society, first published in 1841.
George Combe (1788-1858) was an influential British phrenologist. These volumes, first published in 1841, contain Combe's account of a phrenological lecture tour he undertook in the United States between 1838-1840, and provide valuable details concerning nineteenth-century American society. Volume 1 covers his stay in New England.
Preface; Introduction; 1. Voyage in the Great Western steam-ship from Bristol to New York, 1838; 2. American hotels; 3. Voyage on the Hudson to Albany; 4. Boston; 5. Life insurance; 6. Mr. Pierpont's church; 7. Journey from Boston to New York; 8. Negro slavery; 9. Journey to Philadelphia; Appendix.