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[Perry, Oliver Hazard] — Richard Henry, Bonnycastle, 
'SPANISH AMERICA; OR A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE DOMINIONS OF SPAIN IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, CONTINENTAL & INSULAR'. PHILADELPHIA: ABRAHAM SMALL, 1819 
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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[Perry, Oliver Hazard] — Richard Henry, Bonnycastle, 
'SPANISH AMERICA; OR A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE DOMINIONS OF SPAIN IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, CONTINENTAL & INSULAR'. PHILADELPHIA: ABRAHAM SMALL, 1819 
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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[Perry, Oliver Hazard] — Richard Henry, Bonnycastle, 
'SPANISH AMERICA; OR A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE DOMINIONS OF SPAIN IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, CONTINENTAL & INSULAR'. PHILADELPHIA: ABRAHAM SMALL, 1819 
8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.; 220 x 133mm). Preliminary blank signed "Com O.H. Perry U.S. Ship John Adams" in brown ink, 2 folding maps, one of which hand-colored; initial map with splits to folds, foxed, primarily marginal tear to Aa1, ink stain to verso of Rr2, dampstaining to lower margin, half red morocco over marbled boards, margins decoratively gilt, spine with decoratively gilt raised bands in five compartments, second gilt-lettered, edges marbled; extremities rubbed with some loss to morocco and board, corners bumped.  
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Provenance

By descent through the Perry family (ownership signature "Mrs. E.C. Perry Feby 1845 Brooklyn" to preliminary blank; book label of George S. Perry to front pastedown)

Literature

Hill 151 (note); Sabin 6333

Catalogue Note

First American edition, Oliver Hazard Perry's copy, signed "Com O.H. Perry U.S. Ship John Adams" on the preliminary blank

Oliver Hazard Perry served aboard 'USS Adams' during the First Barbary War. He later became a national hero when he defeated a British squadron in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Bonnycastle was a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Engineers. His 'Spanish America' includes sections on California, Florida, New Mexico, New Spain, Spanish possessions in the Caribbean, New Granada, Peru, Buenos Aires, Chile, and the like. 

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