SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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MARRYAT, Francis S.
Mountains and Molehills or Recollections of a Burnt Journal.

Published
London: Long,an, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855.
References
Howes M299; Bobins 56.
Plates
8
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Long,an, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855.
Ref
5368

Octavo, title, preface, contents, 18 woodcut engravings set in text, 8 chromolithographed plates, red half morocco over marbled boards, elaborate gilt to spine, marbled edges, good condition. Book plate of 'Nornan R Bobins' to front pastedown. This is the story of the recollections of a well-to-do, but slightly eccentric British adventurer who travelled to the Americas in 1850, hoping to find and record whatever his British audience would find exotic and interesting. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Where the Gold comes from. 2. High and Dry. 3. Chagres River. 4. The Winter of 1849. 5. The Bar of a Gambling Saloon. 6. Horse Market - Sonora. 7. A Fireman's Funeral. 8. Crossing the Isthmis.