1909 · Boston:
by AGASSIZ, Jean Louis Rodolphe (1807-1873); Elizabeth Cabot AGASSIZ (nee CARY) (1822-1907).
Boston:: Houghton Mifflin, 1909., 1909. 8vo. , xix, , 540 pp. Frontis., plate, maps, figs. Original navy gilt-stamped cloth, top edge gilt; library markings, rear pocket, rubbed. Ownership label of Richard A. Weiss; bookplate of Albany, NY, Traveling Library. Good. Dedicated to Nathaniel Thayer. In 1865 Louis Agassiz, already a famed naturalist and explorer, traveled to Brazil both to research fish and in hopes of recovering his health. He was accompanied by a number of assistants, as well as his wife. This volume describes in detail their experiences in the country, focusing principally on the experiences with Brazilian societies, and including descriptions of both urban and rural environs. Subjects of interest include chapters "Physical History of the Amazons", "Life in Tefee", "Life at Manaos. — Voyage from Manaos to Tabatinga.", "Public Institutions of Rio. — Organ Mountains."
(Inventory #: RW1001)