A Crossbowman's Story of the First Exploration of the Amazon

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Good dust jacket. First American edition (first published in Great Britain in 1954 under the title "Orellana"). xvii, 354 pp, with bibliography, map. Lower corners lightly bumped, else a fine copy, with review slip laid in. Dust jacket ihas chipping, short tears, and some internal tape repairs. A fictionalized account described on the jacket as "an exciting and vivid reconstruction of the expedition of the first white men to descend the Amazon and to accomplish a journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic across South America--from Peru to Trinidad" (under the leadership of Francisco de Orellana).

Item #14781

Price: $25.00