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MACKINNON, Lauchlin Bellingham. Some Account of the Falkland Islands, from a Six Months' Residence in 1838-39. London: A.H. Bailey, 1840. 8° (213 x 135mm). Folding map. Original limp blue cloth, cover titled in gilt.
PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE FIRST EDITION, inscribed to Lady Burdett on half-title. Mackinnon arrived in the Falklands with Lieutenant Sulivan to complete a survey, and here reports on the islands' prospects for settlers and decries the large scale killing of cattle and wildlife by sealers and whalers.
G.T. WHITINGTON. The Falkland Islands, compiled from ten years' investigations on the subject. London: Smith. Elder, 1840. 8° (215 x 140mm). 2 hand-coloured folding maps. (Some foxing). Contemporary blind-stamped calf gilt, (spine rubbed). FIRST EDITION. One of the first two settlers, who became agent for the Falkland Island's Association in 1834. Bound with Mackinnon's Account of the Falkland Islands. 1840.
[R.C. MOODY]. Information respecting the Falkland Islands. London: Charles Knight, 1840. 8° (215 x 137mm). Unbound, stitched as issued. FIRST EDITION. By the governor of the Falklands 1841-1847. Not in the British Library.
William HADFIELD. Brazil, The River Plates, and the Falkland Islands. London: Longman, Brown, 1854. 8° (227 x 147mm). 3 folding maps, engravings in text. Original black cloth gilt, (spine torn). FIRST EDITION. With 4 Parliamentary Blue Books, 2 House of Lords Reports, 1841-1858 and 6 newspaper issues on the Falklands, 1767-1830. (16)
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