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GUATIMALA, OR, THE UNITED PROVINCES OF CENTRAL AMERICA, IN 1827-8; BEING SKETCHES AND MEMORANDUMS MADE DURING A TWELVE MONTHS' RESIDENCE AT THAT REPUBLIC.

Dunn, Henry:

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New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828. 318pp., plus [1]p. of errata. Contemporary plain paper boards backed with modern calf, gilt morocco spine label. Boards lightly shelfworn. Ex-library, with the bookplate of the Fitchburg Athenaeum on the front pastedown, and their small oval blindstamp on the titlepage. Scattered foxing. Good plus. Untrimmed. First edition of this thorough description of Guatemala and Central America generally, published in the wake of the independence movements of the area. Dunn describes his voyage from England, with stops at Jamaica, Belize, the Mosquito Coast and Yucatan before arriving at Guatemala. He comments on slave populations, climate, disease, immigration, Indians, customs, superstitions, etc. Once in Guatemala Dunn describes the capital city, the social scene there, public morals, education, the prison system, village life, religion, and more. One chapter focuses on amusements, and describes booksellers, the literary culture, bullfights, theatre, and fine arts. Part three includes a lengthy history of the revolutionary movement earlier in the decade, and another chapter is devoted to the native population. "One of the classic travelogues, written by an Anglican clergyman traveling in company with the Dutch consul general during the conflicts relating to the independence movement" - Grieb. In the preface, Dunn explains that he desired a map to accompany this first edition, but that he could not find one that was adequate. An English edition, with a map, was published in London the following year. GRIEB GU 392. PALAU 77296. SABIN 21320. GRIFFIN 3558. Bookseller Inventory # 1203

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Title: GUATIMALA, OR, THE UNITED PROVINCES OF ...

Binding: Half calf

Book Condition:Good +

Edition: 1st Edition

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