WATERTON, Charles. Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824. With Original Instructions for the perfect preservation of Birds, Etc. for Cabinets of Natural History... B. Fellowes (Successor To Mr Mawman), 1828.
8vo. Recently rebound in half chocolate-brown calf over marbled boards, spine divided into 6 compartments with charcoal ruling, the second with plum leather lettering-piece, bound without half-title; pp. vii + 341; frontispiece, illustrated sparingly to text; light spotting to frontispiece and light foxing throughout, else a very good copy in a solid binding.
Second edition. Waterton (1781-1865) first visited British Guiana with his father in 1804. He subsequently returned on 4 occasions between 1812 and 1824, during which time he travelled extensively in the Guianas and across the northern part of South America. He was one of the first to observe the birds and animals of the tropics. His Wanderings catered to the reading public's taste for adventures with its descriptions of a fight with a boa constrictor and the capture of crocodiles. A classic of the literature, Waterton's account was much published throught the 19th century.
Sabin 102094; Borba da Moraes pp.936-7.