Description: FALKNER, Thomas (1777-1855). A Description of Patagonia and the Adjoining Parts of South America: Containing an Account of the Soil, Produce, Animals, Vales, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, &c. of these Countries; the Religion, Government, Policy, Customs, Dress, Arms, and Language of the Indian Inhabitants; and Some Particulars relating to Falkland's Islands. Hereford: C. Pugh, 1774. 4to. 2 large folding engraved maps (small worm hole to the periphery of the first folding map, second map torn with repair to verso, light browning). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards (spine lacking upper portion, corners lacking calf, worming to the gutter, joints split, boards rubbed). Provenance: old shelf number on front pastedown. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 23734; Spence 451.
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