To Cuba and Back. A Vacation Voyage

By: Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.

Price: $450.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine

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 hos views are expressed in this volume. [wiki] ----------------- 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. Ads dated May 1859 in back. [BAL 4447]; 12mo; 7.25 inches tall; viii, [9]-288 + 16 ad pp. REF: BAL 4447

Title: To Cuba and Back. A Vacation Voyage

Author Name: Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.

Categories: FLORIDA & the CARIBBEAN, 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS, Travel, Geography & Exploration,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1859

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010733

Keywords: Cuba -- Description and travel.,