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Pajinas de mi Diario durante tres años de Viajes 1853 – 1854 – 1855 California – Mejico – Estados Unidos – Canada
1856 - A Chilean´s journey in the United States, describing San Francisco and California´s life. 1856. Santiago de Chile. Imprenta del Ferrocarril. 8vo (212 x 150 mm). 1 [blank], 4 ff. –including half title-, 454 pp., folding map. Later quarter calf over marbled boards. Excellent copy overall, very clean and fresh, with usual foxing spots for the paper used, the map with small tear inside image, causing no loss. 4,000 $ First edition, a rare diary full of first-hand observations on the United States in the mid-19th century, providing details of California, San Francisco, Mississippi, Cincinnati, New York, Boston, Louisiana, slavery, hostelry, the Mormons of New Israel, Washington, etc.; the first chapter, possibly one of the most interesting ones, deals with his arrival to San Francisco, and the description of the “casinos”, theatres, the Chinese population of California, the San Francisco cemetery, the Yankees, Sacramento, amongst others. After his experiences there, the author moved to Europe, before returning to his native country. Vicuña Mackenna (1831 – 1886) was a Chilean politician, journalist and historian. Extremely rare when found with the large folding map, which shows the author’s route. Palau 362484. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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