Lyon, George F.; Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826. With Some Account of the mines of that Country. London: John Murray, 1828. 1st ed. Octavo, vol. 1. pp. viii, 323; vol. 2, pp. iv, 304.
The two volume set is complete and in a 19th century calf over green cloth with gilt spine title. The bindings are tight and very clean, the text is bright and clean with a early rubber ownership stamp partially erased on volume 2 title page. In very good condition.
George Lyon (1795-1832) was an English traveler, born in Chichester, England, in 1795; died at sea in October, 1832. Captain Lyon left England in 1826 as a commissioner for the Real del Monte Mining Company which had mining interests in Mexico. He wrote extensively on his observations in Mexico and his notes were published as this two volume set which recounts his 8 months in Mexico with notes on mining, Indians, flora, and fauna. His published work provides a wealth of detail on mining, the various mines and mineral deposits and mining revenues as well as observations on social and economic conditions within Mexico.