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York Modern Books

Modern first editions, fine illustrated books, European history. Catalogues issued once or twice a year.

The Falkland Islands: With notes on the Natural History by Rupert Vallentin


First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards and dust jacket, frontispiece, 35 plates and folding map to rear. The first full account of the Islands from their discovery until the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914. Bookplate of rare book collector and Orcadian John Davie Manson Robertson to front paste down. A near fine copy, with light spotting to the end papers and to the map at the rear and to the top of the text block. The dust jacket is also near fine, with spine slightly darkened, slight chips to corners and spine ends. A nice copy of a rare book especially in the dust jacket.