A New Voyage to Carolina
Lawson, John __author
London Great Britain
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John Lawson’s account of his thousand-mile trek through the interior of North and South Carolina is one of the earliest and most important natural histories of the South. It also contains an account of native fauna, including the possum, which Lawson writes, “is the Wonder of all the Land-Animals… if a Cat has nine Lives, this Creature surely has nineteen.”
Like many eighteenth century publications, Lawson’s was bound together with other pamphlets into a single volume by its owner. Lawson’s voyage is just one of many texts bound into this hefty volume.
Gift of Thomas A. Gray in honor of Thomas Kenan III (acc. 22036_161)