Description: PARISH, Woodbine (1796-1882). Buenos Ayres, and The Provinces of the Rio de la Plata: their Present State, Trade, and Debt. London: John Murray, 1839. 8vo. Large folding engraved map hand-coloured in outline, folding engraved plan of Buenos Ayres, 4 lithographed plates, of which 3 of fossils, one partly hand-coloured, with a lithographed portrait of the author, with clipped signature at the foot, inserted as a frontispiece before the title, tables (some spotting and staining, 2 plates re-hinged with adhesive tape). 19th-century polished calf gilt, spine with two red morocco lettering-pieces (inner hinges broken, rubbed, some loss to labels). Provenance: "Wm. Bragge, from J. E. Parish, Sept. 55" (old inscription on title); newspaper article from The Daily Mail, 1926, relating to the murder of the author's grandson, tipped-in at the front. FIRST EDITION. The book is inscribed by the author's son, Vice Admiral John Edward Parish (1822-94).
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