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At home with the Patagonians. A year’s wanderings over untrodden ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro.

At home with the Patagonians. A year’s wanderings over untrodden ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro.

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At home with the Patagonians. A year’s wanderings over untrodden ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro.

by Musters, George Chawarth

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Second edition. John Murray. London. 1873. Octavo. xix, 340pp. Engraved frontis., folding map (with closed tears and small hole), 9 further plates. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands and gilt lettering and blind motifs. All edges marbled. p.242 misnumbered 224. Light toning, occasional marks.

George Chaworth Musters (1841-1879) "The King of Patagonia" led a remarkable life. Born in Naples, he was orphaned by the age of four, and brought up by his uncle Hammond who had sailed with Fitzroy aboard "The Beagle". He lived and travelled throughout South America, and was recognised by the RGS for his contributions to the geographical knowledge of the continent.

His wife Mary is the ' Mary ' of Byron's poem, 'The Dream.'

"Commander R.N. Traveller and explorer in unknown latitudes of South America" [From his gravestone].

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Title
At home with the Patagonians. A year’s wanderings over untrodden ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro.
Author
Musters, George Chawarth
Book Condition
Used - See item description
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Murray
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1873
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Travel, South America, Patagonia
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Americas and Caribbean; Fine Bindings;
Size
8vo

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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Marbled boards
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Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...

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