New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. 381 pages, appendices, index. Two maps (as called for) plus foldout map of the expedition, at rear. Over 45 photos. Brown cloth wih titles in gilt on cover and spine, with gilt decoration on cover. Corners nudged, cover titles and decoration bright. Some spotting to spine and titles lightly faded. Touch of discoloration to middle of front edge. Large octavo. A bit of toning to margins, text clean and bright, binding tight. A very nice copy. Very Good Plus. Item #74739
At the request of the Government of Brazil, Roosevelt and his son Kermit joined the expedition led by the Brazilian exporer Cadido Rondon in a surveying expedition down the newly discovered River of Doubt. The expedition met with numerous difficulties and Roosevelt nearly died from an infected leg wound. Condon renamed the River of Doubt to Rio Roosevelt in honor of the former President. This is an account of that expedition.