A Voyage Up the River Amazon, including a Residence at Para. William H. EDWARDS.
A Voyage Up the River Amazon, including a Residence at Para.
A Voyage Up the River Amazon, including a Residence at Para.

A Voyage Up the River Amazon, including a Residence at Para.

London. John Murray. 1861. Hardcover. 12mo. 18.2cm, 2nd British edition, viii,210p., in the original wavy grain purple cloth, blind stamped decorations, gilt titles, spine stained dark blue otherwise a very good copy(tr). Sabin 21999. Borba de Moraes p 285. Humpheys 1446. Welch 37. Edwards was the first American naturalist to travel in and write about South America, under contract to collect natural history material in the Amazon area. The book greatly influenced later explorers in this region Alfred Russell Wallace became so enthusiastic after reading it that he immediately abandoned everything and sailed to Brazil. Bates was also very influenced by the book. Item #31801

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