Tucson: University Of Arizona Press, (1986). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp. xxvi, (2), 3-255 with index; Frontipiece, maps, plans, drawings; black cloth and cream boards in a dust jacket;. Near fine / very good. Item #12970
Xantus was a charlatan who lied about his exploits, joined the U. S. Army under an assumed name, yet became one of the Smithsonian Institute most successful collectors of natural history specimens in the mid nineteenth century.