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[CAPTIVITIES]. DONNAVAN, Corydon. Adventures in Mexico during a Captivity of Seven Months. With an Appendix. Boston: Published by George R. Holbrook & Co., 1848. [1-3] 4-132 pp., woodcut frontispiece. 8vo, disbound, with remains of original tan sheep spine. Very light, scattered foxing and mild age toning. Preserved in red cloth chemise with ties. Overall very good.

“Twelfth edition.” Garrett & Goodwin, p. 206. Howes D423.

This edition has supplementary material added to it (pp. 118-132) relating further reports of the author’s adventures in Mexico and including descriptions of the scenes in his panorama. The first panel, for example, shows Corpus Christi, described as “an unimportant place with a few buildings” (p. 128), whereas the last panel by contrast shows Mexico City: “Perhaps no city in the world offers a more striking and beautiful panoramic view” (p. 132). This book was probably for sale at the panorama showings.


Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $367.50.

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