Explorations of the Highlands of the Brazil, With a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines; Also, Canoeing Down 1500 Miles of the Great River Sao Francisco, From Sabara to the Sea
by Burton, Richard F.
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869. First Edition. Two volumes. 8vo, pp xii, 443; viii, 478,  (ads), each with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette. Publisher's green cloth ruled in blind on the boards. Not first issue, but also not matching Penzer's description of the second issue binding, and with no folding map. Bindings feel a bit delicate but are still sound. Boards show only light wear to the extremities. Bookplate of English doctor, inventor and book collector George Merryweather (1794-1870) on front pastedown of each volume, and some light penciled notes in the margins, as well as a page of penciled notes on the text laid in. Account of Burton's journey from Rio to the rich mining area of Minas Gerais via Tres Barras, River Velhas, Penedond Paulo Afonso Falls. He canoed down the entire 3,000 kilometer length of the previously uncharted Sao Francisco River to the Atlantic. Borba de Moraes I, p. 110; Penzer pp. 78-79.
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