To The River Plate and Back, The Narrative of a Scientific Mission to South America, with Observations Upon Things Seen and Suggested
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1913.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Good dust jacket. 387 pp, indexed, with 8 color plates and many additional half-tone plates and figures in the text. Lower corners bumped, mild creasing to cloth at spine ends, else a fine copy, in the scarce original dust jacket, which is missing large chips from the spine and top edges. Spine panel mildly toned, with original price of $4.00 crossed out and $3.50 printed below. Holland was a noted butterfly collector and Director of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. This work recounts his journey to Argentina in 1912 to install a replica Diplodicus skeleton donated to a museum there by Andrew Carnegie. He provides information about the people and places as well as flora and fauna encountered on the journey.