Beyond the High Savannahs
by James Wickenden
illustrated by Ralph Thompson
Longmans, Green and Co., 1956 [First Edition], illustrated frontispiece, line drawings in text, red colour dipped top fore-edge, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor markings to covers, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with minor chips, rubbing, and marking (see photographs)
"...true story of a young South American who, abandoning town life, set out alone without costly equipment to seek diamonds in the far mountain ranges where the borders of Brazil, Venezuela and British Guiana meet. The book is entirely based on the fascinating experiences of this young prospector and amateur explorer, who felt drawn towards the jungles that had killed so many of his father's generation in the gold-rush."