Red Cloth And Green Forest
by Alfonso Vinci
translated from the Italian by James Cadell
Hutchinson, 1959 [First Edition], colour photographic frontispiece, illustrated end-papers, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on opposite half-title page, some edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to corners, edges and surfaces, dust-jacket price-clipped with tears, chips, creases and rubbing, tear length of spine, small part at top of spine missing (see photographs)
"In Red Cloth and Green Forest he gives an account of two remarkable journeys he made in the still inaccessible regions of the Upper Amazon and Orinoco basins. Vinci has worked as a surveyor and prospector for minerals (in 1950 he discovered the largest diamond mine - Uriman - ever to have been found on the American continent) and he is scientifically trained, especially in geology and botany."