This book relates a true story, but the team that accomplishes it belongs in an adventure pulp, or perhaps an Indiana Jones movie. A diplomat, a photographer and an author have decided to trek through hundreds of miles of virtually unexplored Bolivian jungle, and they come upon the Russian, Sacha Siemel, the notorious Tiger-Man, who speaks ...
This book relates a true story, but the team that accomplishes it belongs in an adventure pulp, or perhaps an Indiana Jones movie. A diplomat, a photographer and an author have decided to trek through hundreds of miles of virtually unexplored Bolivian jungle, and they come upon the Russian, Sacha Siemel, the notorious Tiger-Man, who speaks excellent English and has buffed himself in the bush to study and hunt jaguars. They exchange a few pleasantries, explain that they're embarking on a months-long trip through the bush, and invite him to come along on this dangerous trek that has absolutely no profit incentive. I don't know his exact words, but you could paraphrase them as Wait'll I get my knapsack! and off he goes with these three amiable strangers, four boys off to see the world and slay the monsters.
Good. UNCOMMON 1955 paperback edition, Pan Books 120. A sturdy, well-bound copy, shows some handling wear to the colorful paper cover, also a corner crease and some corner bumping. Overall, a good, firm copy.
Good. No dust jacket. 1932. 344 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with black lettering. B&W photographs throughout. Clean pages. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Heavy tanning to spine. Mild scuffing and marking to boards. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1469631101BJN (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Fair. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall. 344pp; frontis; first edition; illustrated; green boards, no d/j, edges worn and rubbed, spine ends worn, gilt title to spine; previous owner's name to fep. with date; remains of label to rear board; random foxing.
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