Through South America

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Author Harry Weston Van Dyke American
Publisher Thomas Y. Crowell Company American

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Signed Margaret Armstrong. Binding design of stylized palm tree in gold, light blue and a yellow green on dark blue cloth. Frontispiece and 39 additional black and white illustrations after photographs of various South American sights. Fold-out map of South America. Top edge gilt and deckle edges. A historical sketch of 133 pages is followed by a description of life and nature in each of the South American countries. Written just before the opening of the Panama Canal to encourage tourism. A gorgeous example of Armstrong's use of textured gold in two tones to provide greater depth to the design. A stunning copy of a scarce Armstrong binding. -- Austin Abbey Rare Books.

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Through South America, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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