A few small marks to the page edges. A light tan to the page edges. Foxing to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear, spine and edges to the book are slightly scuffed. Good Condition Book. Text fully legible. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same o.
b&w photos, maps. Royal 8vo, pp. xxi, 558. "Over forty years of the author's life have been spent in the wild, desolate and beautiful land of Tierra del Fuego. No writer has really known the Fuegian Indians, let alone lived among them and mastered their intricate languages, as E. Lucas Bridges has done. His story is inspired by courage, packed with adventure." An ink inscription on the half title page reads: "Mary found difficulty obtaining a copy of this book and when he succeeded he found two-one for Gordon whose seeking reaches to the [printed title of the book] [signed] Billy Miles". "Billy Miles" is the wife of Vice Admiral Milton E. Miles (whose nickname to intimates was "Mary"), and who achieved distinction in covert operations during the Second World War. "Gordon" is Vice Admiral Gordon McLintock, the superintendant of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
A few small marks to the page edges. A light tan to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear, a few pages within are slightly loose. Good Condition Book. Text fully legible. Bright and clear content throughout. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or.
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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