9 June 2004
MIERS, John (1789-1879). Travels in Chile and La Plata, including Accounts Respecting the Geography, Geology, Statistics, Government, Finances, Agriculture, Manners and Customs, and the Mining Operations of Chile. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1826.
2 volumes, 8o (215 x 134 mm). 4pp. publisher's ads at end of vol. II. 6 maps and plans (4 folding) and 16 plates, one folding (first map reinforced along one fold on verso, some occasional spotting and soiling). Contemporary green straight-grained morocco, top edges gilt (hinges weak, spines darkened).
FIRST EDITION. An important scientific account of South America with interesting descriptions of the local people and Europeans based on the result of observations made on several journeys in La Plata and Chile, and during a long residence in Chile. Palau 168549; Sabin 48889. (2)
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