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Alpaca History

Here lie a number of books related to the history of the alpaca industry and its key players.

Sir Titus Salt, Baronet: His Life And Its Lessons is a reprint of an antiquarian book covering the life of Sir Titus Salt.  Of interest to those learning about England during the Industrial Revolution, as well as those interested in alpaca fiber.

Gold of the Andes: The Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas and Guanacos of South Americaprovides an in depth look at the ancient history of alpacas and other Andean camelids, and the role they played in ancient South American societies.  Hard to get ahold of, but well worth inclusion in any alpaca library. (2 volume set)

Alpacas: Synthesis of a Miracle is one of the more comprehensive books about alpacas.  Sometimes provocative, sometimes controversial, it is certainly a good read for anyone interested in learning more about alpacas and the alpaca industry.


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"...but there was an air of attempted fashion in the puffings and trimmings of her alpaca skirt; and there was evidence of a struggle with poverty in the tight-fitting lavender gloves..."

- Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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