Lot 327 of 613:
Burton's Highlands of Brazil, 1869  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$780
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Explorations of the Highlands of the Brazil; With a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines. Also, Canoeing Down 150 Miles of the Great River São Francisco, from Sabará to the Sea

Author:
Burton, Richard F.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Tinsley Brothers

Date:
1869

Description:

2 volumes. xii, 443; viii, 478 pp. Wood-engraved frontispieces; added engraved title-pages; folding map with some hand-coloring. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8¼x5"), later half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. First Edition

Vivid descriptions of Burton's travels and observations throughout Brazil in diary form, with much on the gold mines worked by English companies. The folding map precedes the index in volume 2. Half-title of volume 2 not present. Ink names to the added titles. Penzer pp. 78-80.


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Condition:
Rubbing to joints and spine ends, some internal darkening and foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
287526
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