London: Queen Anne Press, 2010. [Travel] LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, being one of 150 copies. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.364. Finely bound in the publisher's gilt decorated cloth, to the design of the original first edition binding. With photographic plates and illustrated map endpapers. Absolutely fine/As new. Out of print for many years, this is a fine limited re-issue; First published in 1933, the book describes an early expedition to the far reaches of the Amazon to discover the fate of Colonel Percy Fawcett, a famous explorer who with his son and a friend had gone missing in 1925 while searching for the "Lost City of Z", believed by some to be Eldorado. Peter Fleming's funny, exciting, well-written account was widely praised at the time and became an instant bestseller. It has retained a loyal following ever since, and is considered a classic of the genre of 1930s travel writing. Includes some previously unpublished photographs, and a new foreword from Fleming's daughter, Kate Grimond. Item #58151
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