9 June 2004
BEAUMONT, J.A.B. Travels in Buenos Ayres, and the Adjacent Provinces of the Rio de la Plata. London: James Ridgway, 1828.
8o (210 x 126 mm). Engraved folding frontispiece map (trimmed at top and bottom just touching title and lower portion of image). (Small marginal burn hole in last few gatherings.) Contemporary half calf (front cover detached).
FIRST EDITION. Beaumont notes in his preface this his study is intended to discuss the suitability of the region for "European capital and enterprise... [including] the local obstructions, of whatever kind, which are likely to defeat the calculations of the capitalist and the emigrant." Borba de Moraes I:93; Sabin 4194.
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