Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). XIV, , 285, pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over gilt-, blue-, purple-, orange- and black-stamped cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece. Title page in red and black lettering.
Splendidly illustrated throughout with 104 b/w photographic reproductions, this book documents the author's journey to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in the early 1920s.
Author, photographer, lecturer and collector of photographs, Frank George Carpenter (1855-1924) was a writer of standard geography textbooks. His series of books called "Carpenter's World Travels" were extremely popular between 1915 and 1930.
Dust-jacket partly rubbed along edges, with minor closed tear at upper margin of back cover. Previous owner's Ex-libris on inside of front free endpaper (George Lawrence Stimson). Dust-jacket in overall good to good+, binding and interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42208