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The Radio Boys Search for the Inca's Treasure

Gerald Breckenridge

"This is a wonderful land, fellows, full of legend and story, vast mountains, vast rivers, vast jungles, unexplored territory and unconquered tribes." It was Jack Hampton speaking, and he leaned on the rail of a coastwise steamer, as she came to anchor in the open roadstead of Valparaiso. "I wonder what lies ahead," said Frank Merrick, leaning beside him. "We ought to get some adventure out of this, besides mere civilized travel."

The Radio Boys Search for the Inca’s Treasure is the fourth volume in the Radio Boys series written by Gerald Breckenridge and published by the A.L. Burt Company in 1922. The series revolves around the adventures of three teenagers, Frank Merrick, Bob Temple, and Jack Hampton. With well-to-do parents they travel to worldwide destinations and find adventure and mystery, and radio always serves an important role. In this story, the boys embark on one of their most exciting adventures, hunting for treasure in South America. They go deep into the jungle, into ancient ruins inside mountains, and are captured by a native tribe–and radio once again comes to their aid.

In radio’s early, experimental days of the 1920s there were two major series of juvenile fiction identically titled The Radio Boys; this series by A.L. Burt and a more commercial series by Grosset & Dunlap written under the name Allen Chapman. Of the two series, these Breckenridge stories were written in a somewhat more adult style and involve more exotic locations. (There was a third series published by Cupples & Leon Company for girls, titled appropriately The Radio Girls.)

Book publisher: A.L. Burt Company, New York
Book copyright:
Book edition: First edition, likely first printing
Pages: 247 (262 bound pages)
Size: 5″ x 7-5/8″
Dust jacket:
Yes, color
Semi-glossy frontispiece
Back matter:
8 pages of series listings from A.L. Burt Company
Digital edition
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