WELLS, James W. Exploring and Travelling Three Thousand Miles Through Brazil. From Rio de Janeiro to Maranhão. With an Appendix containing Statistics and Oberservations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining, Commerce, and Finance: The Past, Present, and Future, and Physical Geography of Brazil. Illustrated with numerous Reproductions of the Author's Sketches, and original Maps and Sections. In two Volumes. London, Sampson Low, Marstron, Searle & Rivington, 1886-7.Two volumes, 8vo. Original sage-green cloth, decorated in mauce lettered in gilt; pp. xix, 411; xii, 386, 2 frontispieces, folding, colour-pritned maps (one with repaired tear) illustrations in the text; light wear top spines; occasioanl brown-spotting internally, a good set; provenance: bookplates MGW Hime, contemporary ownership inscriptions Walsingham.
First edition (volume II second issue) of this insightful account of life and nature in Brazil, based o many years residenzce and travelling in the country.
Borba de Moraez p. 938 (both volumes dated 1887).