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WONDERFUL travel/adventure/exploration book from the days when exploring meant traversing terrains unknown - not a visit to a new coffee shop.
A Naturalist on the River Amazons by the intrepid HW Bates is worth buyong for thr frontis illustration alone [see gallery pic] in my opinion! The epitome of intrepid yet bumbling exploration here Bates is mobbed by toucans.
The full title is
A Naturalist on the River Amazons
A record of the Adventures, habits of Animals, sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel.
(A pity, a tragedy, that so little of this wonderful place survives)
Chapters: Pará  ~ The Tocantins and Cameta ~ Caprí and the Bay of Marajō ~ The Lower Amazons-Pará to Obydos ~ The Lower Amazons - Obydos to Manaos, or the Barra of Rio Negro ~ Santarem ~ Voyage up the Tapajos ~ The Upper Amazons-Voyage to Ega ~ Excursions in the Neighbourhood of Ega  ~ Animals in the Neighbourhood of Ega ~ Excursions Beyond Ega
Illustrated throughout by plates and text illustrations [40 in all]
Measures 7 by 5 inches and bound in lopvely burgandy calf leather with gold embellishment and a stamp for 'Russel Middle Class Boys School - Ledbury' A little shelfwear.
394 fascinating pages - and generally in very nice condition.
This is the 'popular' edition dating to 1910
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A FINE BINDING 1910 'The Naturalist on the River Amazons' H W Bates Illustrated throughout
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