Across Patagonia; With Illustrations From Sketches By Julius Beerbohm. Lady Florence Dixie.

Across Patagonia; With Illustrations From Sketches By Julius Beerbohm

New York: R. Worthington, 1881. First American edition. Hardcover. XII, 251 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Wood engraved frontispiece, title vignette and 11 plates. Lady Florence, the Marquis of Queensberry's daughter journeyed to Patagonia and to South Africa (the Land of Misfortune). She traveled to South America because she was suffering from social ennui. In this title the author reels off a single dinner menu of guanaco-head soup (a guanaco is a sort of llama); ostrich, and describes a hartebeest chase of the veld. The Times in its obituary rather sadly concluded that Lady Florence Dixie would best be remembered as a "somewhat peculiar woman." Four pages of adverts at rear. Slight rubbing to backstrip extremities. Orig. dark salmon cloth, beveled edges, gilt decorated spine and backstrip. Very good. Item #22705

Price: $200.00

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