On offer is this hard cover copy of “The Voyage of Sierra Sagrada - Across the Atlantic in a Canoe” by Francis Brenton, with this copy, printed in the USA, being the hardback edition published by Henry Regnery Company Chicago in 1969. Appears to be a 1st edition and is complete with its dust jacket. This book is illustrated by two sections containing a number of black-and-white photographs.
Frank Brenton is an inveterate adventurer.
He has crossed the Atlantic in a small boat, fought in World War II in southeast Asia, climbed in the Himalayas, canoed the great rivers of South America, and traveled the islands of the Pacific.
In ‘The Voyage of the Sierra Sagrada’ he recounts the story of what is probably his greatest adventure to date: a voyage that took him from South America to West Africa, via the Great Lakes of the Midwest –“just to fly a balloon back to the United States.
On his most recent trip to South America – undertaken largely to secure bats and bat droppings for research purposes – Frank Brenton bought two native canoes for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Then he was face with job of transporting then to Chicago, a problem he solved by sailing them across the gulf of Mexico (and through a hurricane and up the Mississippi...
Measures 15 cm in length, 21.5 cm in height and is 2 cm thick with 194 pages. Weighs just over 435 gms unpacked .
In good to very good used condition. The dust jacket has slight creasing to the edges with slight spotting visible from the inside and small slight wear present. The corners of the books cover are slightly scuffed and bent as is the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are clean and intact with a little discoloration present due to age and the binding is in very good, tight condtion. There is are no inscriptions or writings present.
Would make a great addition to any collection, good read, etc
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