Life in Mexico during a residence of two years in that country.

Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843.

Price: $300.00

About the item

First American edition. Frontispieces. xii, 412; [xii], 423 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt. Corners worn, boards lightly scuffed, ookplate on front pastedowns, ownership signature clipped from top of each titlepage, not affecting text, minor foxing. A good set. Sabin 9888; BAL 16338; Hill 238.

Item #248247

"Eyewitness account of life in early independent Mexico"---Griffin 4174 (later edition)

Edited for publication and with a preface by W.H. Prescott.  The author was the Scottish wife of the Spanish minister to the U.S., who includes an account of her trip to Mexico from New York via the West Indies.  "One of the classic writings of 19th century travel...probably the most important record of the social life of the country at that time" - Hill.