By: Calderon De La Barca, Madame (Frances Erskine)
Boston, Charles C. Little & James Brown: 1843
Edition: 1st. American Edition
Seller ID: 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...