8vo., (8 x 5 ½ inches). 2 fine folding engraved maps with original hand-color in outline, engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates (slightly toned, occasional spotting). Contemporary half brown morocco, marbled boards, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettered in one, top edge gilt (front free endpaper detached, extremities worn).
First edition. The author was the wife of Michael George Mulhall (1836-1900), an Irish-born statistician who established the “Standard” in Buenos Aires, the first paper in English published in South America. He was best known for his “Dictionary of Statistics” (1883). Marion served as his assistant, editor, and proofreader, who ruthlessly corrected his manuscripts before publication. She was a successful author in her own right, publishing several books about the New World, in particular, its native peoples.