Place and Imprint: Boston: George W. Light, 1834.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 23586; not in Smith, American Travelers Abroad.
Condition: Cloth a little rubbed; rear blank and free endpaper torn with considerable loss; one page mended (interestingly by careful sewing); very good copy.
Book ID: 28727
Physical Description12mo, original floral-patterned cloth, red leather spine label, gilt lettering. Frontispiece, map, two vignettes and several charts and graphs in the text.
CommentsA thorough account of the Canary Islands by Daniel Jay Browne (1804-1867), a naturalist from Boston who traveled there for several months in 1833 apparently for the specific purpose of exploring all aspects of the islands and reporting his findings and impressions to a group of sponsors in Boston. Browne was an interesting polymath who wrote on a variety of subjects related to flora, fauna and science: husbandry, birds, poultry, American trees, etc.