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South America and the Pacific : comprising a journey across the Pampas and the Andes, from Buenos Ayres to Valparaiso, Lima, and Panama; with remarks upon the Isthmus. By the Hon. P. Campbell Scarlett. To which are annexed plans and statements for establishing steam navigation on the Pacific. Volume I only
London : Publisher; sold also by Gabriel Warée, Librarian to the British Embassy, Quai Voltaire, Paris 1838 - pp. xii, 314. fronts and one other plate, 1 pull-out map in text, 1 rear fold-out map. 8vo hardcover in original publisher's dark-lilac ribbed cloth; front has gilt motif of lassooing gaucho, spine has gilt lettering and gilt eagle above horseback gaucho; blind-stamped decorations on front and back; rough-cut edges anf light-yellow end-papers. VERY GOOD condition. binding is clean and quite well preserved with all areas of gilt clear and unworn; cloth has light wear to lower fore-corner tips and a few light splits to spine ends; spine ends and fore-corners also bumped; and front has a few light blotches, which mainly affect the top. Inner hinges completely intact and not split, and text block is very firm with all leaves, plates and maps securely held. Leaves also bright and clean, a small number of light specks of foxing to title page; clear plates, frontis has a little age-toning to edges; maps bright and clear, pull-out has a little fraying to lower edge, and rear fold-out map has a couple of fore-edge crease (not affecting detail), and a fold split (easily repaired). Very scarce and a decent copy of volume one. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Lost World Books]
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