Travels in Peru and Mexico.London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860 Stock Code: 119151
First edition. Inscribed by the author in vol. 1 on the front free binder's blank, "Miss Courthope, with the author's affectionate regards". Samuel Hill was a prolific travel writer, who, having made a trip around the world in the 1850s, published several popular books of his travels. This edition is uncommon in the original binding, with six copies traced at auction.
2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth by Westley's & Co., titles to spine gilt, covers elaborately blocked in blind, orange endpapers, publisher's adverts to endpapers, edges untrimmed.
Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpapers of both volumes, by Horace G. Bowen, chief cashier of the Bank of England, dated 11 August 1861. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. 1. Spines faded, slight rubbing to extremities, a couple small chips to spine ends, inner hinges a little cracked but holding; still a very good set.
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