George Chaworth Musters - At Home with the Patagonians A Year's Wanderings Over Untrodden Ground (....) - 1871

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George Chaworth Musters - At Home with the Patagonians A Year's Wanderings Over Untrodden Ground (....) - 1871
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George Chaworth Musters - At home with the Patagonians: a year's wanderings over untrodden ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro - 1871

The very rare first edition.

Plates are complete. Including frontispiece and folding map of Patagonia. Green cloth binding with gilt print.

In good condition.

“George Chaworth Musters was born in Naples, where his parents were travelling. He was orphaned by the age of 4, and was cared for by his uncles Captain Philip Hamond, and Robert Nicholas Hamond. In 1853 he went on a tour of southern Spain with his uncle Philip and brother John. The following year he joined the Navy. He served in HMS Algiers from 1854-1856 and saw action in the Crimean War, receiving the English and Turkish Crimean medals. From 1861 to 1866 he served in the sloop HMS Stromboli off the coast of South America. He was promoted to Commander, but took half-pay in 1869 and took the opportunity to explore the region. He travelled with a tribe of Patagonian Indians for around a year. His explorations were the subject of his book At home with the Patagonian ... (1871; 2nd ed, 1873), and led to his being awarded a gold watch in 1872 by the Royal Geographical Society. His nickname 'the king of Patagonia' also dates from this time”

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Travels
Author/ Illustrator
George Chaworth Musters
Book Title
At Home with the Patagonians A Year's Wanderings Over Untrodden Ground (....)
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1871
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
John Murray / London
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
322
Dimensions
22×15 cm
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