Three Years in the Pacific; including Notices of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. By an Officer of the United States Navy.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1834. 8vo, original tan boards backed in blue cloth, printed paper backstrip label. xii, -441, [20(ads)] pp. Covers slightly worn, backstrip label chipped away, ample light foxing, but a notably fresh and sturdy copy in original, untrimmed state. First Edition. Ruschenberger, a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and a keen amateur scientist, took part in two cruises to the west coast of South America, from 1826 to 1829 and from 1831 to 1834. His narrative, which is both detailed and anecdotal, devotes seven chapters to Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, seven to Chile, two to Bolivia, and twenty-five to Peru. Borba de Moraes, II, p. 221. Hill, p. 262. Sabin 74195. Smith, American Travellers Abroad, R61.
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