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."
Photographs; Drawings By Paul Wyeth. Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7ž"-9ž" 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.
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.
8vo, pp. 244; preface by His Majesty the Emperor Bao Dai, illustrated, numerous black and white photographs, extremities lightly with covers a bit creased at edges, else a very good copy in original maroon cloth, pictorial dust jacket.
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