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[Volume 2] Travels in various parts of Peru : including a year's residence in Potosi

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Temple, Edmond. Travels in Various Parts of Peru Vol. 2. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1830.

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Temple, Edmond (1830) Travels in Various Parts of Peru Vol. 2. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley.

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Temple, Edmond, Travels in Various Parts of Peru Vol. 2. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1830.

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Edmond Temple, a knight of the Spanish Order of Charles III, traveled to Peru in 1825 in search of riches and spent two years not finding them. While traveling, he learned of the discovery of a "giant's" skeleton near Tarija in Bolivia, and efforts by the corporation to which Temple belonged to sell the bones for profit.

The account is a rare instance of a firsthand account of an early investigation that proved a "giant" skeleton was an Ice Age mammal, and the refusal of true believers to accept the truth in the face of evidence. It appeared in two separate chapters of Travels in Various Parts of Peru, representing entries from the diary of our author for April and June, 1827.

Bound in original maroon cloth with leather label mounted on spine

Plates accompanied by protective sheet

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