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Spanish America:. or A Descriptive, Historical, and Geological Account of the Dominions of Spain in the Western Hemisphere.

Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Abraham Small, 1819. First American Edition. Hardcover. (Sabin 6333) First US Edition following 1818 London edition in two volumes. R. H. Bonnycastle (1791-1848), an Englishman and officer int he Royal Engineers, relied heavily on other primary source volumes (e.g. Humboldt) in developing this work, but did travel extensively in both North and South America. Extensive sections on New Spain and Spanish territories in South America. Overall, a rather handsome copy of this rather scarce volume. Very Good [Textblock Very Good+]. Light/moderate shelf/edge wear, ffep missing at gutter, ownership signature at front blank, map shows early paper tape repair, color plate shows light foxing and loss at fore-edge (no loss to image) with small closed tear at fold and tip-in hinge, minor sporadic foxing, else tight, bright and unmarred. Halfbound, brown leather spine and tips, burgundy leather spine label, gilt lettering, marbled paper boards, fold-out map of the western hemisphere, fold-out hand colored plate. 8vo. 482pp plus 2pp ads. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Index. Item #6241

Price: $750.00

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