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Author: WATERTON, CHARLES. Title: Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824. With original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds, etc. for cabinets of natural history. New edition. Edited, with biographical introduction and explanatory index, by J.G. Wood.
Description: London, Macmillan and Co., 1885.Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt (bound by Mudie). With many woodengravings. XVI,520 pp.School prize college Seti Edmundi. - First published in London in 1825. - Vivid description of the Guianas, Pernambuco, St. Domingo, Martinique, Barbados, etc. With special attention to their flora and fauna and the aboriginal population. Waterton (1782-1865) was an eccentric enterprising traveller (barefoot across jungles, ride on a cayman, etc.) and a zealous naturalist. It is an outstanding work on the natural history of Colombia and Venezuela. - A nice copy.Sabin 102094; Hill 1833.
Keywords: America Caribbean Islands South America
Price: EUR 137.50 = appr. US$ 149.44 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 23888