A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro

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    First Edition.

    22.5cm x 14cm. viii, 542 pages, colour frontispiece, 1 map, 8 plates, 1 folding vocabulary table, [2] advertisements. Rebound green cloth, gilt lettering, new endpapers.

    With an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations on the Climate, Geology, and Natural History of the Amazon Valley. The rare first edition written from Wallace’s notes of his first fieldwork expedition to the Amazon, 1848-1852, his specimens and most of his work having been lost in a cargo fire on the return voyage.

    Rebound in green cloth with new endpapers. Minor insect damage to fore-edge. Foxing and minor staining to frontispiece. Moderate tanning to pages, minor foxing. Small closed tear to folding vocabulary table at hinge. Very Good Condition.