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Rough Notes taken during Some Rapid Journeys across The Pampas and among the Andes.
John Murray, London. 1826 - First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 309. Period binding of quarter calf with gilt decorated spine, leather title-label, marbled boards and edges The author attempted to set up a mining company in Argentina. This is not only an account of his inspection tour of the gold and silver mines in San Luís, Uspallatta, El Bronce De Petorca, San Pedro Nolasco and Caren, and his travels across the Pampas and the Great Cordillera, but also contains valuable observations on the lives of the Gauchos and the Pampas Indians, and the atrocities of the Salteadores. Head later became Governor-General of Canada.Armorial bookplate (John Drummond) on front pastedown. Title-label on spine defective but largely legible. Cover edges rubbed. Spotting throughout. Good. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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