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London: Methuen & Co., 1925. xi,[1],243pp. plus twenty-three illustrations on sixteen plates, and a map. Half title. Portrait. Vellum, gilt morocco label, a.e.g. A few light fox marks. Near fine. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on a front fly leaf in the year of publication, "Maurice from Gwen." "Maurice" likely was the English actor Maurice Colborne. A very handsome copy of this interesting narrative of diamond hunting in the wilds of British Guiana. Richardson, an Englishwoman, spent six months in the jungles of the region, living among the Mazaruni Indians of the region, digging for diamonds, and fending off snakes, alligators, electric eels, fever, and hunger. She writes that in her account she "carefully avoided sacrificing truth to sensationalism," and she provides interesting and accurate information about the Indians of the region, as well as details of jungle life. Among the illustrations are pictures of the various camps and Indian assistants to the party.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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