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Pájinas de mi diario durante tres años de viajes. 1853. - 1854. - 1855. . California. - Mejiico. - Estados-Unídos. - Canada. - Islas Britanicas. - Francia. - Italia. - Alemania. - Paises-Bajos. - Costas del Brasil. - Provincias del Plata.Santiago, Imprenta del Ferrocarril, 1856. 4to. Contemporary half green sheepskin, marbled edges.
- Palau 362484. First edition of the memoires of Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna (1831-1886), primarily during his voyages through North America and Europe. Vicuña started his voyages in California, where he visited San Francisco. His went on to Mexico, New Orleans, Ohio, New York, Boston, Washington, Canada, Liverpool, Paris (covered here in 3 chapters), London, Ireland, Scotland, Lyon, Rome, Tuscany, Lombardy, Dresden and Amsterdam. From Paris he returned to South America, where he visited Buenos Aires and other cities. His observations emphasize cultural and political aspects of the countries he visited; he elaborately discusses the cities' monuments and theatre, as well as the countries' political situations, in relation both to each other and to Chili. In very good condition, with only some minor foxing in the first few and last few pages. Binding slightly rubbed, but also very good. A Chilean view of world culture and politics, by a leading political activist, journalist and historian.
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