BRAZIL AND THE BRAZILIANS, by Kidder & Fletcher - 1857 [1st Ed]
Brazil and the Brazilians
by D.P. Kidder & J.C. Fletcher
Very scarce 1857 FIRST EDITION. Features 150 engravings including two in stunning color and a B&W frontis of Don Pedro II. Includes fold out map. Subject matter includes history, religion, geography, travel, literature, climate, nature, diseases and much more, including nine appendices. 630 pages followed by a prospectus for a biography of Elisha Kent Kane.
First Edition published by Childs & Peterson. Philadelphia, PA. 1857.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Rear hinge is entirely split which has lead to the textblock being partially detached. Please see photos.
- Half bound in leather and decorative paper the boards show significant scuffing to the paper with additional wear along the edges and shoulders.
- Leather corners are scuffed with exposed boards.
- Spine features five raised bands and red leather title blocks with bright gilt lettering and border; the ends are badly scuffed and chipped, with peeling strips of leather along the shoulder and ends, with more significant wear to the lower portion. Please see photos.
- Excepting broken back hinge, binding is secure with some play, with the occasional cracked gutter.
- Marble endpapers are faded with subtle age-toning and darkening along the perimeter with ripples across the surface.
- Ffep bears writing in pencil on the reverse side.
- Foldout map is tattered though complete. (see photos)
- Title page bears signature in ink.
- Frontispiece is toned with some foxing. Tissue guard has a faint shadow.
- Illustrations plates are vibrant with toning and marginal foxing. Tissue guards bear foxing and faint shadows.
- Two hand colored plates in good condition
- Interior is gently age-toned with light scattered foxing.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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