By James W. Wells
London   Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
9.5" by 6.5" xix, 2-411; 386, 32pp
The scarce two volume first edition of James W. Wells's richly illustrated account of his travels through Brazil.
By James W. Wells

1886 Exploring and Travelling Three Thousand Miles through Brazil

London   Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
9.5" by 6.5" xix, 2-411; 386, 32pp
The scarce two volume first edition of James W. Wells's richly illustrated account of his travels through Brazil.
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Description

First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

The two volume first edition of this work, in the very scarce publisher's original cloth binding.

Wells provides a fascinating account of his years travelling throughout Brazil, with descriptions and observations about the local climate, railways, sugar factories, mining, finance, and physical geography of the country.

Illustrated with a frontispiece and folding map to volume I, and a frontispiece, folding map, and three plates of maps to volume II, and with further vignette illustrations across both volumes. Collated, complete.

With a thirty-two page publisher's catalogue, dated October 1885, to the rear of volume II.

A smart example of this scarce work which paints a detailed portrait of late nineteenth century Brazil.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth bindings. Bumping to back strip heads and tails, with significant discolouration to back strips, and handling marks to rear boards. All hinges strained and a touch tender, with front hinge of volume II weakly held. Internally, bindings only a touch strained. Pages clean and bright, with the odd light handling mark. Significant closed tears to folding map of volume I.

Good

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