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Travels in Peru, during the Years 1838—1842
London: David Bogue,, 1847. On the Coast, in the Sierra, across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests. Translated from the German by Thomasina Ross. Octavo. Original green horizontal-ribbed cloth, gilt titles and decorative blind panels to spine, panel-stamps to covers in blind incorporating arabesque cornerpieces, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, wood-engraved vignette to title page. Later owner's red calligraphic ink-stamp to initial advertisement leaf. Spine and parts of covers sunned to tan, slight marking to front board, stronger to rear, bumping to extremities, frontispiece lightly spotted and offset, very light foxing to last few leaves, small star-shaped ink stamp to rear free endpaper. First edition in English, the year after the original German publication. Swiss naturalist von Tschudi (1818-1889) spent five years in Peru, collecting plants and zoological specimens, studying Incan antiquities and the Quechua Indians, and covering ground "previously untrodden by any European traveller" (translator's preface). There is also much description of local geography, agriculture, and natural resources, as well as a detailed account of Lima.
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