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Hemming, John

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ISBN 10: 0876903235 / ISBN 13: 9780876903230
Published by E.P. Dutton / Seymour Lawrence, New York, 1979
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Very light edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Bookseller Inventory # 37295

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Publisher: E.P. Dutton / Seymour Lawrence, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The El Dorado legend of a naked ruler who covered his body in gold dust became an obsession for conquistadores and successive adventurers in search of the sacred gold of the Indians in Central and Southern America. John Hemming, author of Red Gold, tells of the cruelty of the explorers but also of the indescribable hardships they suffered. A beguiling book illustrated with images from the Gold Museum in Bogota.

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John Hemming has long been interested in the conquest period of South America. He has experienced expeditions cutting into unexplored Amazon forest, and has visited many American Indian tribes, notably on the upper Amazon, on the hills of the Brazilian-Venezuelan frontier, in the interior of the Guianas, and along the length of the Andes. He is a former Director and Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.

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