Description:Good. Solid, clean, no writing or highlites. Pages are clean...Good. Solid, clean, no writing or highlites. Pages are clean and undamaged. Lightly toned. Moderate corner bumps amd spine wear. Spine has light wear spots. Book appears unread. No DJ. (145)
Description:Wear, tear, discolouration, creasing to unclipped dust jacket....Wear, tear, discolouration, creasing to unclipped dust jacket. Bumping to spine and boards. Page edges tanned with foxing creeping into the pages. Binding secure. GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL BOOKS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY.
Description:Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by ELEK in 1955, ex...Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by ELEK in 1955, ex-library copy, medium size, no D/W, slight foxing, boards good.
Description:Good in Good dust jacket. Lightly soiled covers, light foxing...Good in Good dust jacket. Lightly soiled covers, light foxing of endpapers and edges.; 15 x 23 cm.; pg. 244; Preface by His Majesty the Emperor Bao Dai. Translated by H. M. Burton. List of 45 photos, numerous line drawings by Paul Wyeth, map. The author spent 40 years in the Indochinese jungles. "My main purpose [in this book] is to record some impressions and recollections of my many and varied contacts with elephants, either in their natural state or as trained and domesticated servants of man, and I hope to show that these giants of the Indo-Chinese jungle are fundamentally the most attractive and affectionate of God's creatures."
Description:Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. Used hardcover in dust jacket. mild...Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. Used hardcover in dust jacket. mild scuffing, rubbing and smudging to dj covers with mild bumping, chipping and creasing along dj edges, no major tears, now protected in mylar cover. mild shelfwear; corners/edges are mildly bumped and rubbed. binding is lightly loose yet sound with pages still straight and solid. previous owner's name in ink on ffep with no marks to interior text. boards are lightly scuffed yet remain clean, page edges are lightly scuffed and dirty with moderate smudging and light foxing to top edges.
Description:Some foxing and wear to exterior; boards oddly silverized ...Some foxing and wear to exterior; boards oddly silverized (oxidized? ); in a VG-edge-worn DJ with a bit of tape reinforcement to DJ verso. Preface by His Majesty the Emperor Bao Dai. Octavo in color-illus DJ; 244 p. illus. 23 cm. Elephants, Indochina; Elephant hunting. // Translation of: Un quart de siècle parmi les éléphants.
Description:Photographs; Drawings By Paul Wyeth. Fine in Fine jacket. Book....Photographs; Drawings By Paul Wyeth. Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stunning copy in burgundy cloth boards, corners straight and sharp, no markings, tears or soil. NOT ex-lib. 244 pp. DJ in mylar displays beautifully. Author has spent 40 yrs in the Indochinese jungle. As a young man he wandered about with this lonely tent and primitive equipment befriending the villagers in the scattered settlements of the forest clearings, hunting, observing and enjoying the close relationship with all the wildlife around him. He later joined H.M. the Emperor Bao Dai as chief elephant tamer and keeper, but also became a trusted friend, taking part in the Emperor's hunting expeditions, and traveling with him over the vast jungle territories of his domain. Here are the excitements of the chase, of close combat with tigers, leopards, and crocodiles. Here is a wealth of elephant lore, written with a love, understanding and wonderful sense of humor that makes this a unique record. Elephants, their exciting capture and training, their affectionate family life, their affability, their intelligence, and yes, even their sense of fun, are the main theme of this book, which leaves the reader with a nostalgic love for these animals and the way of life William Baze was so lucky and so happy to lead.
Description:1955. Elek. First. VG/VG, protective cover. 9x6. 244pp. 45 b/w...1955. Elek. First. VG/VG, protective cover. 9x6. 244pp. 45 b/w photos. Line drawings by Paul Wyeth. As chief elephant tamer and keeper to H.M. the Emperor Bao Dai, the author presents a wealth of elephant lore, written with a love and wonderful sense of humour that makes this a unique record. Elephants, their capture, training, affectionate family life, affability, and even their sense of fun, are the main theme of the book.
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