New York, NY: Hurd and Houghton, 1867. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27166
401 pages; tipped-in opposite the title page is an albumen photograph of the author, Friedrich Hassaurek (1831-1885) a German-American who had been Abraham Lincoln's appointed ambassador to Ecuador during the period of the American Civil War. Chapter content on his journey to his posting, travel & exploration around the countryside, the peoples of Ecuador, city of Quito, agriculture, social systems, country provinces, trade, politics of the country & South America in general and a historical review. Title page with the somewhat faint previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894 and who was often on-station in Central America; front endpaper with his small book-number ticket as well. Front endpaper with the small bookseller ticket of Lockwood 411 Broadway, N.Y. Volume approx. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" size; bound in the publisher's green cloth, gilt spine titles. Light wear to the binding; front blank endpaper excised; in very good condition.