Les Anciens Patagons. Contribution a l'Étude des Races Précolombiennes de l'Amérique du Sud.

Monaco: Imprimerie de Monaco, 1903.

First edition. Illustrated with 71 figures in text, 14 plates. pp. vii, 342. 1 vols. 4to. Original paper covered boards. Lightly rubbed at extremities, else a Fine, unopened copy. Item #34686

The stature of the indigenous Patagonians was observed by Magellan and became legendary in Europe. Verneau's monograph, drawing upon collections brought to Europe by the comte H. de La Vaulx in the 1890s, is divided into three sections: a brief discussion of anthropological evidence found in the historical record; a detailed consideration of the physical characteristics of indigenous Patagonians; and an in-depth ethnographic study. An important work of scholarship.

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