Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. First Edition, First Printing. A Near Fine Hardcover.
Original brown pebble cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover blindstamped Ticknor & Fields emblem. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Some slight rubbing to extremities; back free endpaper chipped, front free endpaper marked; some toning to pages; overall near fine. First Edition, First Printing. The Ads are dated April 1859.
Near Fine / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #010733
Best known as the author of Two Years Before the Mast, Dana only authored three books and this travelogue has significance as his travels were in 1859, while the U.S. Senate was considering whether the United States should try to annex the Spanish possession of Cuba.
His narrative includes his visits to Havana, a sugar plantation, a bullfight, and various churches, hospitals, schools, and prisons. Both as a writer and as a lawyer, he was a champion of the downtrodden, from seamen to fugitive slaves and his views are expressed in this volume. [wiki]
[BAL 4447]; 12mo; 7.25 inches tall; viii, -288 + 16 ad pp. REF: BAL 4447