London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 437pp. Preface by W. H. Prescott. Later binding of brown textured cloth, gilt spine title. A near fine copy.
Ostensibly a travel narrative told in 54 letters, it describes the politics, people, and landscape of Mexico through the eyes of a Spanish diplomat's wife, thus providing a unique lens into the culture. Overall, the account documents class distinctions of Mexican women, perspectives on Indians, and the tumultuous political atmosphere, including two revolutions.[
Sabin 9889. Uncommon. Near fine. Item #17116