JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO PERU: A PASSAGE ACROSS THE CORDILLERA OF THE ANDES, IN THE WINTER OF 1827, PERFORMED ON FOOT IN THE SNOW; AND A JOURNEY ACROSS THE PAMPAS.
London. 1828. iii-xvii,,346pp. plus four plates. Lacks the half title and advertisements. Contemporary three-quarter black morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Boards and extremities rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor foxing; a touch of dampstaining along bottom edge, most noticeable toward rear of text. Very good. "Brand was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. His book contains much information on both Chile and Argentina, in addition to Peru. He also visited Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and crossed into Banda Oriental (Uruguay) to Buenos Aires. From Valparaiso, Chile, he sailed on the Orion to Callao and Lima. On his return trip aboard the Volador, he visited the Juan Fernandez Islands. After visiting Rio a second time, Brand made a stop at St. Michaels (Sao Miguel) in the Azores. The four plates are uncolored aquatints. There was a German edition of the same year published in Jena, Germany" - Hill. SABIN 7388. HILL 179. ABBEY 724.
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