The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn; A Study of Life in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. John R. Spears.
The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn; A Study of Life in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia

The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn; A Study of Life in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. First printing. Hardcover. 8vo. [4], vi-xi, [1], 319, [3] pp. Green cloth with gold lettering on the front board and spine. Illustrated by a frontispiece and fourteen additional plates. Warmly inscribed by the author to American biologist and naturalist Francis Harper, known for his work on the animals and the environs of the American south and its swamps. (Norment, "Francis Harper (1886–1972)", Arctic Vol. 53 No. 1 (March 2000) p. 72-75). Spears, a late nineteenth century American journalist, recalls his travels around the coast of Patagonia in this volume. He records his impressions of the native tribespeople, the animals of the region, the gold trade in the region, and the political structures of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. A nice association copy. Near Fine. Item #00008444

A Near Fine book with a few hints of wear to the extremities and minor toning to the front gutter.

Price: $400.00

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