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Wanderings in South America. The north-west of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824. With original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds, etc. for cabinets of natural history. New edition. Edited, with biographical introduction and explanatory index, by J.G. Wood.
London, Macmillan and Co., 1880.Contemporary half green calf, spine richly gilt, with red morocco title-label. With 100 wood-engravings. XVI,520 pp.First published in London in 1825. - Vivid descriptions of the Guianas, Pernambuco, St. Domingo, Martinique, Barbados, etc. With special attention to their flora and fauna and the aboriginal population. Waterton (1782-1865) was an eccentric enterprising traveller (barefoot across jungles, ride on a cayman, etc.) and a zealous naturalist. It is an outstanding work on the natural history of Colombia and Venezuela. - A nice copy.Sabin 102094; Hill 1833; Howgego II, p.629.
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