1850 · London
First edition of this evaluation of the commercial and agricultural potential of the Central American countries. An officer of the British Royal Marines, Baily lived in Guatemala for many years, and was the translator of Juarros's Compendio de la historia de la ciudad de Guatemala; he was also a proponent of the Canal de Nicaragua."
The volume is illustrated with => three engraved views, all three incorporating volcanos. As usual, this copy does not include the oversized map, which was printed and published separately.
Provenance: With ownership stamp of early 20th-century American archaeologist Harry Evelyn Dorr Pollock on front free endpaper.
Binding: Navy blue publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and blind ruling on spine, decorative foliate frames on covers in blind. Binder's label of Edmonds & Remnants, London, on rear pastedown.
Palau 21943; Sabin 2771; Nicaraguan National Bibliography 1476. Binding as above: gently rubbed with tiny tissue patches applied to weak areas of bookcloth, text slightly cocked, front hinge repaired and a few preliminary leaves reattached with long–fiber tissue and wheat starch paste. Light age-toning with some foxing, most notably around plates; one leaf with small marginal hole, a few corners creased, some leaves with evidence in margins of hasty opening. (Inventory #: 36298)