Arranged from his manuscripts, letters, log-books, and records by Brian Fawcett
Decorations by Brian Fawcett
by P. H. Fawcett
Hutchinson, 1953, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, illustrated end papers (maps)black and white photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket
Good Condition, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, a little foxing to fore edges and introductory pages, age toned pages, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing, tearing, foxing and age toning, and reinforced with tape on the reverse, small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“In your hands you hold the first true account of the expeditions undertaken by Colonel P. H. Fawcett, who disappeared with two young companions in the Matto Grosso region of Central Brazil in 1925. It was written by the explorer himself and has been edited and annotated by his son. Here at last is the Truth, and the Truth outstrips by far the conjecture and myth that have surrounded the name of Fawcett for several decades. The most skilful imaginative writer could not have created a story more thrilling, more mysterious, more astonishing than this first-hand account of the author’s travels in the interior of South America.
From 1906 to 1925, Colonel Fawcett made expedition after expedition, each more daring than the previous one. Day in and day out for months on end he plunged deeper and deeper into the silent world of that dark continent. Urged on by the most innocent and most progressive of motives, the thirst for knowledge, he could not give up once he had begun. He was fascinated by the legends of lost cities and of white tribes, and his researches have thrown clear light on the ethnological history of South America.”