First edition of Jungle Memories by Henry H. Rusby, in scarce dust jacket.
Octavo, xiii, 388pp. Green cloth, title printed in black on spine, illustration in black and orange on cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Bookplate on front endpaper. Complete with 16 full page black and white illustrations, mix of photographs, maps and drawings. In publisher’s scarce dust jacket, $3.50 on front flap, some toning to spine, chipping along top, otherwise bright illustration. An exceptionally scarce jacket, with no copies ever appearing for public sale.
Henry Hurd Rusby (1855-1940) was an American explorer, botanist and pharmacist. He was the author of numerous books on the biology of South America and the Amazon jungle. This work, Jungle Memories, published in 1933, was his autobiography