Navy blue cloth covers, 322 pages, dozens of period photographs, large fold out map of South America. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Dark Trails Adventures of a Naturalist
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 1930
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Stated First Edition.
Book Description New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Book Condition: NF. 1st. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First Edition. 8vo - 24.2 cm., [xvi], 322 pp. Illustrated with 58 photographs and one fold-out map. Publisher's blue ribbed cloth with gilt titles on cover and spine, de-bossed ruling on front cover, top page edges blue, fore edges uncut. Prior ownership stamp inside ffe. A Near Fine copy of a Scarce publication. George Cherrie was an American naturalist and explorer who at various points in his career worked at the Field Museum, the British Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History. He claimed to have taken over 125,000 specimens on 40 expeditions, mostly in South America. Cherrie gained fame late in life as a member of Theodore Roosevelt's expedition to the "River of Doubt" (now Rio Roosevelt) in Brazil. Dark Trails, his lively autobiography, recounts his adventures, many of which are quite harrowing, in the field. A very good read. Bookseller Inventory # MASX112