This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...literally carried into effect. We need not give the horrid Markham, "Travels in Peru and India," p. 121. MflH details, or add a single comment, except to remind the reader, as an aid to the formation of an opinion regarding the nature of Spanish character, at least as developed in the New W orld, that ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...literally carried into effect. We need not give the horrid Markham, "Travels in Peru and India," p. 121. MflH details, or add a single comment, except to remind the reader, as an aid to the formation of an opinion regarding the nature of Spanish character, at least as developed in the New W orld, that this sentence was devised, pronounced, and carried into execution only ninety years ago! A war of extermination on the other side followed; no quarter was asked--certainly none was ever given. This bloodshed continued almost without intermission up to the period of the War of Independence (1S15-1825), when the Indians received greater justice under the more enlightened principles which then began to permeate the country. Yet their lot is still to he pitied. The Republic of Pern is not more admirable in its nature than similar HispanoAmerican institutions. It has an immense liking for playing at the ugly game of war, and the Indian population have to a great extent to supply the rank and file of the army. Villages are surrounded, and all the able-bodied men caught are driven off to serve in the ranks; yet, notwithstanding all, their condition is immeasurably better than ever it was under the rule of His Most Catholic Majesty of Spain. We need not enter upon the history of the condition of the Indians of the other Spanish republics; without any material changes, the above description sufficiently describes their social and political status. Spanish-American governments have fte habit of going in one groove. Arcades omne is the verdict which might be written in ifjard to them, and is indelibly engraved on the memory of any one who has ever lived under 'fieir rule, or who has ever been unfortunate enough to have the most remote...
Four volumes. 4to., (10 x 7 2/8 inches). Half-titles. Illustrated throughout with numerous wood-engraved plates and illustrations in the text (some minor spotting). Contemporry full brown clag gilt, all edges gilt (extremities a bit rubbed). First edition. Including a detailed account of the peoples of the Americas in volume one; the peoples of the Pacific and North Africa in volume 2; of Asia in volume 3; and West Africa and the Middle East in volume 4. Brown was a fellow of the "Royal Geographical Society and served on its council. He was also president of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh, vice-president of the Institute of Journalists, and fellow of many other learned societies. He is commemorated by Brown's Range, Mount Brown, and Brown's River in Vancouver Island, and by Cape Brown in Svalbard and Brown Island north of Novaya Zemlya, as well as by two flowering plants, two lichens, and a fossil plant. Despite these lasting testimonies, his promising early work, and his familiarity with German scientific advances, Brown's contribution to the new geography, then just being established in Britain, was slight. By turning to popular writing he achieved immediate success at the price of lasting fame" (DNB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.
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