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Letters from the Battle-Fields of Paraguay
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870. First Edition. 8vo, pp xix, 491, with frontis engraving, title vignette, and folding map. In a simple modern binding of quarter leather and patterned boards. First signature appears to have been loose at some time (based on wear to fore edge of the two title pages) but binding is now qute sound, with minimal wear. Interior clean. Bookplate of English physician, inventor, and book collector George Merryweather laid in. Burton traveled from Santos, Brazil (where he was Consul) to Paraguay in order to observe and report of the Paraguayan War, which was fought between Paraguay and the "Triple Alliance" of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay in 1864-1870. Borba de Moraes I, p. 119; Penzer p. 84.
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