New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856. 344 pages + 8 pages of book ads. 7 3/4 x 5 inches. Publishers black cloth; head and foot of spine rubbed. With the signature of L. F. Olmstead. Item #3073
First American edition, originally published in Paris the previous year. The author, whose real name was Eugene Louis Ferry Gabriel de Bellemarre (1809 - 1852) spent seven years in Mexico, riding 4,000 miles via horseback. His enthusiasm for Mexico is self evident.