Item #241643 Our Sister Republic: A Gala Trip Through Tropical Mexico in 1869 - 70. Adventure and sightseeing in the Land of the Aztecs, with picturesque description of the Country and the People, and reminiscences of the Empire and its Downfall. Col. Albert S. Evans.

Adventures and Sightseeing in the Land of the Aztecs

Our Sister Republic: A Gala Trip Through Tropical Mexico in 1869 - 70. Adventure and sightseeing in the Land of the Aztecs, with picturesque description of the Country and the People, and reminiscences of the Empire and its Downfall.

Hartford, Conn: Columbian Book Company, 1870.

Price: $300.00


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First edition. Illustrated. 518 pp + [4] pp. of advertisements. 1 vols. 8vo. Adventures and Sightseeing in the Land of the Aztecs. Original cloth. With the stamp of Historian and Harvard Librarian Justin Winsor on title page. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer. About fine, with minor wear at top of spine and some fading to the gilt on spine. Palau: 84809.

Item #241643

Includes an introductory letter from William H. Seward, with whom he travelled. Reading, in part: "I have practiced in regard to Mexico, since my return to the United States, the same delicacy which I expect a friend whom I have been entertaining to practice when he has left my house. For this reason I cannot sanction either your observations or your deductions. I am at liberty, however, to say that your details of our travels are full and accurate; your account of the resources and capacities of the country is not exaggerated; your pictures of Mexican society with be thought by the public too highly colored: I think that your error lies on the other side."

A fascinating view of nineenth-century Mexico through the eyes of an American.