Uncle Sam's Camels: The Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858). Lewis Burt Lesley.

Uncle Sam's Camels: The Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858)

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 298pp. Octavo [25 cm] Reddish brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Top edge gilt. The extremities are mildly bumped and rubbed, the spine is moderately rolled, and the cloth at the ends of the backstrip is a bit frayed. Very good minus. Item #40600

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."

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