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[FALKNER, Thomas]-[PENNANT, Thomas]. The Patagonians. Formed from the relation of Father Falkener a Jesuit who had resided among them thirty eight Years. Darlington: Printed by the Friendship of George Allan Esq. at His Private Press, 1788 [1775?]. 4° (230 x 175mm), calf gilt edges by Riviere, (hinges rubbed). AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION in the form of a letter from Thomas Pennant to Daines Barrington. Sabin 23735.
Thomas FALKNER. Beschreibung von Patagonien. Gotha: Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1775. 8vo (203 x 125mm). 2 folding engraved maps. Original speckled boards, red calf label, (spine rubbed). FIRST GERMAN EDITION. Sabin 23736.
Thomas FALKNER.. Descripcion de Patagonia. Primera Edicion Castellana. Buenos Aires: Imprenta del Estado, 1835. Folio (313 x 200mm). Modern quarter morocco gilt. Sabin 23738, forming Vol. I of Angelis' 'Colleccion de Obras y Documentos.' (3)
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