BALL, John. Notes of a Naturalist in South America. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 1887.
8vo. Publisher's green cloth, ruled to sides and spine, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xiii + 416 + 44 [ads], 1 folding map; a little bumping to spine, previous owner's pencil signature to verso of front ffep, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. Ball, who is better known for his mountaineering works discussing peaks and glaciers, also made an extensive tour of South America. This book records his observations of native flora and fauna and the difficulties of travelling in the region.