ISBN. Hardback. Book club edition. Good plus condition book, due to heavy bump/crease to upper left corner of back cover and slight bump/crease to upper page corners of last third of book, slight dustsoiling and browning to edges of interior pages, in a Good minus Condition dustjacket with multiple small closed tears, chips, rubs and creases to edges, magic tape repair to upper jacket spine edge, browning and dustsoiling to jacket spine and edges. We have placed dustjacket in a brodart protective cover and it looks better than described. Tight, sound, unmarked copy.
Good+ Hardcover. 8vo. Hodder & Stoughton. 1948. 558 pgs. Maps. Illustrated with Black and White Plates. First Edition/First Printing. No DJ. Bound in green cloth boards with gilt titles present to the spine. Boards in Good shape with rubbing, shelf-wear present and a stain present to the front board. Previous owner's name present to the reverse of the front board. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Eb-7; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 558 pages.
Very Good in Good- jacket. "Special Edition" from 1950 (first published in 1948). Cloth hardbound in dust jacket, clean unmarked text, 558 pp., illustrated (including fold-out maps). Very Good+ copy in Good-dust jacket, owner's signature on the front pastedown, slight discoloration to cloth, a bit of bumping to the tips. The dust jacket with some soil/discoloration, rubbing to edges of dust jacket, dust jacket with wear to tips and especially the top edge with some loss, including an inch-and-a-half tear at the spine; also the rear inner flap of the DJ is present, but no longer attached to the rest of the jacket, and, the front inner flap has some splitting along its hinge as well. Still, despite the flaws, a very nice copy, and the DJ is now housed in a mylar wrap.
Very Good in Very Good- jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 558pp. incl. index; HB green w/gilt&maroon; some rub w/lt. wear on edges; clean, tight pgs. DJ beige w/blk. &green some rub; spine sunned; sml. chips&tears. "...this is a true and unembellished account of my life in Tierra del Fuego." illus.
The seller is great: book arrived early and in even better condition than advertised.
The book is essential for anyone visiting or interested in Tierra del Fuego, and is a classic of its (or any other, really) type.
Jan 24, 2008
A real page turner!
I have always enjoyed the age of discovery and in particular this area of the world ... Terra del Fuego. It is a magical place of living with the raw elements of our planet. This book is an excellent story and first hand account of pioneering this strange land and living with its native people the Ona. I truly thank the author for deciding to write this book and help us see what was it like before the influence of white man and all his desire to claim it and eventually changing it forever. Another great book is Rounding the Horn.
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