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FALKNER, Thomas (1707-1784). A Description of Patagonia, and the Adjoining Parts of South America: ... and some Particulars relating to Falkland's Islands. Hereford: Printed by C. Pugh, 1774. 4° (255 x 210mm). 2 folding engraved maps. Later mottled half calf, raised bands gilt.
FIRST EDITION. Falkner lived forty years in South America and his knowledge of the Falklands came largely from Spanish officers who were there in 1767 to hand over of the islands.
[Thomas FALKNER]. Descripcion de la parte mas meridional de la Amèrica del sud;... [bound with:] TORRE, V. Noticias veridicas en razon de la poblacion de escoseses en el Darièn y su espulsion en 1700. Manuscript fair copy translation, [no place, no date.] 8° (205 x 152mm). Modern full calf. (2)
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