Uncle Sam's Camels: The Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858)
Place Published: Cambridge
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date Published: 1929
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 40600
SIGNED. 298pp. Octavo [25 cm] Reddish brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The covers are lightly stained, the edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped and rubbed, and the pages are tanned.
Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, and additionally signed by him on the title page. "Herein is brought together the story of the little-known camel experiment during the fifties of the last century, an episode constituting one step in the consolidation of a nation. The Journal of May Humphreys Stacey is edited and published for the first time; the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale, who headed the expedition, is printed in full in the Appendix, thus bringing that important contribution out from its obscurity as part of a government document."