Dark Trails, Adventures of a Naturalist. George K. Cherrie.
Dark Trails, Adventures of a Naturalist

Dark Trails, Adventures of a Naturalist

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 322 pp, illustrated with 58 photographs and one folding map. Some very faint discoloration to front board, previous owner's name on front pastedown, occasional red pencil lines in the margins. Else clean and sound. No dust jacket. 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. He 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 quite harrowing) in the field.

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Price: $135.00