Author:Calderon De La Barca, Madame (Frances Erskine)

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LIFE IN MEXICO DURING A RESIDENCE OF TWO YEARS IN THAT COUNTRY.

By: Calderon De La Barca, Madame (Frances Erskine)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Charles C. Little & James Brown: 1843

Edition: 1st. American Edition

Inventory Number: 026647

Condition: Very Good


2 vols., 412 & 427 pp., frontis., glossary. Brown blind-embossed cloth, top spine ends worn through, corners of first vol. worn. Contents very good but minor spotting on the endpapers & frontis of both vols. The author was the Scottish wife of the Spanish Minister to the U.S. who was sent to Mexico on a special mission after independence. This is the earliest and most balanced first-hand account of Mexico to be written by a woman. According to Robinson, her book was so detailed that it was used by the American Army as a guide during the campaign against Mexico in 1847. Robinson, Wayward Women,... View more info