London: Printed by S. and R. Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street, 1828.
First Editiion. xix,,591pp. plus five plates (two folding) and folding map; viii,,730pp. plus eight plates (five folding, one in color) and folding map. Bound without half titles. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt with leather labels. Hinges cracked and repaired. Rubbed at extremities. Minor scattered foxing. Very good Hill (second edition)1826; Abbey 668; Streeter Texas 1104A; Sabin 101303; Palau 374005. Prideaux, pp. 257, 355 (incorrectly calling for 18 plates). Raines, p. 215; Mayer, Poblaciones mexicanas, planos y panoramas, siglos XVI al XIX, p. 123 (illustrated). Item #253089
One of the most important accounts of the early Mexican republic, called by Streeter a "classic book on Mexico." "During his appointment as British CHARGE D'AFFAIRES in Mexico from 1825 to 1827, Ward collected the data for this firsthand account of the political and social climate of Mexico at that time" - Hill. The plates illustrate the country, the natives and their customs. Includes a "General Index of Spanish Words." The maps depict the principle routes to the mining districts, and the country as a whole. Streeter notes that while the section on Texas is brief, it is one of the few reliable descriptions and accounts from the 1820s.
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