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THE FLOWING ROAD: ADVENTURING ON THE GREAT RIVERS OF SOUTH AMERICA Caspar Whitney 1912 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Whitney, Caspar
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Philadelphia, 1912, 1st edition. 319 pp, b/w photos, maps, index. Burgundy cloth hardcover with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt. Near Fine condition.

Beautifully illustrated throughout book. Caspar Whitney (1864-1929) was an American author, explorer and war correspondent. Among his claims to fame are originating the concept of 'All-American' team for college football in 1889; owner and editor of OUTING magazine; and a founding member of the Explorer's Club n 1904. The volume gives an account of the Rio Negro, Oronoco and other northern branches of the Amazon River. The author was involved in five separate overland and river expeditions into South America between 1902 and 1912.



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