Tales of the Pampas
NY, Knopf, 1922. Third printing of these short stories of the exotic Argentine wilderness of a half century earlier. From the library of E.B. White and bearing his 1925 signature, in pencil, "Elwyn Brooks White". White would have been 25 at the time. Hudson was a British author and naturalist living in Argentina, who spent his childhood roaming the Pampas studying plant and animal life. He later incorporated this background into his exotic romance novels set in the relatively untamed South American wilderness of the 19th century, of which Green Mansions is the most famous. General handling and rubbing in evidence; a very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. After this point in time, White seldom used his full name as his ownership signature in his books. [#033660] $250

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