New York: W. F. Brainard, Publisher, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Thick twelvemo (19 cm); ix, 405,  pp.; 30 plates including author frontispiece. Inscribed by the author on the front pastedown with a full page exegesis by the author to the front endpaper and dated Oct. 1906. Green, pictorial cloth with white lettering heavily rubbed (no longer visible on spine). Sounds hinges and clean throughout, although four leaves have a small gouge in the margin, not affecting text or illustrations. Lacking the dust jacket. A very scarce title. We can locate no other copies being currently offered in commerce. "This journey by canoeing on the affluents of the upper or alto Amazon and "rough riding" over the Andes was undertaken in the interests of research for new rubber territory immediately following the writer's Consular agitation of the impending destruction of the natural resources of the lower Amazon." With pen and ink sketches by Miss Ruth Sypherd Clements and photographs by the author. Good +. Item #1030
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