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SKINNER, Joseph.:
THE PRESENT STATE OF PERU. Comprising its geography, topography, natural history, mineralogy, commerce, the customs and manners of its inhabitants, the state of literature, philosophy, and the arts.
London, printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6 Bridge-Street, Blackfriars,1805.. The modern travels of the missionaries in the heretofore unexplored mountainous territories, etc. The whole drawn from original and authentic documents, chiefly written and compiled in the Peruvian capital. Appendices describe missions to Caxamarquilla, travels to river Huallago, lake of Gran Cocama in 1790, rivers Maranon and Ucayali, and to Manoa tribes in 1791, travels in mountainous territories, itinerary from Chavin to Chicoplaya. FIRST EDITION 1805, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, LACKS DEDICATION LEAF, facsimile inserted, 20 hand coloured stipple and line engravings as called for in plate list, the frontispiece is numbered 18 in the plate list and has a tissue guard, all other tissue guards missing. Pages: xiv, 1-487 plus errata as last page, the Preface has the author's name "JOSEPH SKINNER" on final page, bound in half calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, a few plates have a watermark. Binding slightly rubbed, corners worn at tips, pale foxing to endpapers, title page, index and Errata, pale age-browning to plates and offset to text page opposite, narrow strip of old paper to inner margin on blank side of frontispiece, occasional pale stain or spot to margins otherwise a very good copy. See: J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume 2, No. 723; Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, reprint edition, Volume 2, No. 81615; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1, page 276; Hilaire and Hiler, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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