TIERRA DEL FUEGO

THE FATAL LODESTONE

BY ERIC SHIPTON

1973 FIRST UK EDITION

ONE OF THE LEAST COMMON SHIPTON BOOKS


This is the first printing of the first UK edition of TIERRA DEL FUEGO: THE FATAL LODESTONE by Eric Shipton. This book was published in London by Charles Knight in 1973. The book measures 234mm tall x 151mm, and has 175 pages, 16 b/w photos, 2 maps (one is on the EP), index. Shipton’s account of early explorations and settlement of area. Also includes his explorations to Mt Burney. This is perhaps Shipton's least common book in the first edition. The Reader's Union edition of the book is relatively easy to find (see below).

CONDITION: Original grey cloth with gilt lettering spine, EP maps. Original dust jacket has rubbing at corners, 2mm tiny chip top corner of spine, 2cm surface scuff front panel. The book is in fine condition but a previous owner has neatly penned a shipping route on the front EP map (see photo), otherwise there are no previous owner marks or writing on any pages. Tight binding, no rubbing, no foxing. Price: $150.


READER'S UNION EDITION: Also available is the Reader's Union edition of the book. It was published in Newton Abbot by The Reader's Union in 1974. The book measures 22cm tall x 133mm, and has 175 pages, 16 b/w photos & ills, index, 1 map.

CONDITION: Original maroon boards with gilt lettering spine. The dust jacket has usual fading of the red lettering on the spine, a 1cm tear upper front, minor soiling rear. The book is in fine condition with very minor bump lower cover corner, clean, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, tight binding. Price: $20.


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