Journal of a Voyage to Peru: a Passage Across the Cordillera of the Andes in the Winter of 1827, Performed on Foot in the Snow; and a Journey Across the Pampas.
Brand, Lieut. Chas.
Henry Colburn, ( 1828), London
8vo, 21.5 cm. xvii, (2), 346 pp. b/w acquatint frontispiece and plates.
First edition in publisher’s binding. “Contains much information on both Chile and Argentina, in addition to Peru. He also visited Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and crossed the Banda Oriental (Uruguay) to Buenos Aires. From Valparaiso, Chile, he sailed on the Orion to Callao and Lima. On his return trip aboard the Volador, he visited the Juan Fernandez Islands.” – Hill, 179. See also Abbey, Travel 724. This copy is INSCRIBED on the half title, “MICHAEL FARADAY Esqr./With the Author’s best Compts.” While he was at the Royal Institute, Faraday analyzed some water samples brought back from Peru by Brand, and published 2 short reports on what he discovered, which are included as “Appendix VI” to this text. Also in the text are manuscript notes and corrections in pencil and ink, possibly by Faraday, who received it from Brand, or by someone else familiar with the details (some of which Brand got wrong!) of this expedition. Very good condition in original pebbled cloth with leather spine label, and rare thus. Binding shows wear at top of spine and around edges of label. Text and plates are in very good condition.