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SQUIER, E. G.

Notes on Central America;

Particularly the states of Honduras and San Salvador: their geography, topography, climate, population, resources, productions, etc., etc., and the proposed Honduras Inter-oceanic Railway. With original maps and illustrations.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855 Stock Code: 119213
£500.00
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First edition. Squier served as charge d'affaires to Central America for the US in 1849, the first of a number of posts in Central America which led to him becoming, "perhaps the best single authority on the Central America of the period" (DAB). This work offers a comprehensive account of the region. From the library of John E. Russell (1834-1903), US representative for Massachusetts from 1887 to 1889, with his bookplate to the front pastedown and a gift inscription presenting it to him in Chinandega, Nicaragua in 1862. Russell travelled extensively in South and Central America and lived in Chinandega for a number of years; he was recommended to Vice President Andrew Johnson as a potential consulate for Nicaragua in 1862.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, elaborate frame and publisher's vignette blocked in blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Large folding frontispiece map, 10 engraved plates and 4 folding maps.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Contemporary notes to rear pastedown. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, creasing to frontispiece map, occasional offsetting; a very good copy.

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