Stockholm. [ 1904]. Two volumes. ,399; ,412,pp. including illustrations. Original red cloth, gilt, with pictorial onlay on front board of both volumes. Corners bumped, cloth slightly rubbed. Small ink stamp at foot of front board and and initial leaves, else a near fine set. Item #WRCAM34269
The scarce Swedish-language edition of Lumholtz's UNKNOWN MEXICO..., first published in New York in 1902. Lumholtz, a Norwegian, undertook an expedition into northwestern Mexico, or the Sierra Madre del Norte, in late 1890, in search of descendants of the ancient southwestern cave dwellers. He received funding from the American Museum of Natural History and the American Geographical Society of New York. Zoological, mineralogical, and botanical specimens were collected, and represented were many hitherto unknown species of plants, birds, and mammals. His research and travels in Mexico continued, sometimes alone, until 1898. These two volumes describe the expeditions' findings and observations, illustrated with plates of natives and artifacts. OCLC locates two copies of this Stockholm edition, at the University of Southern California (the only copy listed in the NUC), and at the University of Minnesota. A classic travel narrative. OCLC 29059580.