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TIERRA DEL FUEGO: THE FATAL LODESTONE Eric Shipton 1973 1st UK ed DJ Fine A Scarce Title
By Shipton, Eric
Price: $279.00


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London, 1973, 1st UK edition. 175 pp, 16 photos, maps. Hardcover book, with a Dust Jacket, Fine. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. No writing or wear in the book, DJ is unchipped, very clean.  We searched the internet and can find no comparable copies of this title anywhere. All we saw are the Readers Union version, which has no photos and may even be abridged.

Eric Shipton's history of Tierra Del Fuego, an area that beckoned him after WW2. Eric Shipton opens and concludes his narrative of the many explorers and others who sailed or settled there with an account of his own explorations in the 'land of fire'.

The result is a richly colored story of courage, shame and madness. A history of discovery and colonization, with a chapter on his first approach to the remote Mount Burney.



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