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THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS,
Bates, Henry Walter.

THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS,

A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature Under the Equator, During Eleven Years of Travel. John Murray 1863.
1st Ed. 2 vols. ix + 351pp. + 32pp. publ. catalogue. + vi + 423pp. 9 plates, 33 ills., folding map. Some light browning, bookplates, volume 2 with crudely taped hinges, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt ills. to upper boards, chipped spines with repair across tail of spine of vol. 2 with minor split to tail of upper joint, corners frayed. Moraes vol. 1. pp.77. Darwin ‘It is a grand book, and, whether or not it sells, it will last. ODNB ‘... a major contribution to the knowledge and literature of Amazonia. Bates had spent longer on the Amazon than any of his European predecessors, and the book was an immediate success and has become a travel classic ... it provides a fascinating record of the natural environment and wildlife of Amazonia before the major impact of the rubber boom. There are also detailed descriptions of the way of life and customs of Amerindian groups Bates encountered on his travels ...’
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