8vo, pp. 187, , + 2 ll. advertisements; light browning to paper, otherwise a good copy in the original illustrated wrappers, joints worn, head and tail of spine chipped: ownership stamp of Daniel Devoto and Maria Beatriz del Valle-Inclán to inside back wrapper.
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45 Días y 30 marineros. Novela.
First edition: Norah Lange’s second novel, which follows a 20-year old girl, Ingrid, the only woman on the ship, on a voyage from Buenos Aires to Oslo.
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