This is Jim Corbett's last book and the only one not set in India. It tells of Princess Elizabeth's visit to Tree Tops in Kenya, during which she learned George VI had died and that she was now Queen. Although there are the characteristically vivid descriptions of the area's wildlife, the book is tinged with a sense of foreboding and regret at ...
This is Jim Corbett's last book and the only one not set in India. It tells of Princess Elizabeth's visit to Tree Tops in Kenya, during which she learned George VI had died and that she was now Queen. Although there are the characteristically vivid descriptions of the area's wildlife, the book is tinged with a sense of foreboding and regret at losing his Kumaon home.
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Very good in very good dust jacket. In VERY GOOD condition, nice and clean overall, dispatched daily from the UK This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, with only minor signs of previous ownership.
Illustrated By Raymond Sheppard. Good Damp Stained Boards in Very Good (AVERAGE) jacket. HARDBACK. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Not Signed or Inscribed CONTENTS FINE its just the boards that are stained.......Please email for further details.
Sheppard, Raymond. Good in good dust jacket. Inside clean, front board slightly warped, tiny light spots scattered front and back covers, top edge of leaves dust spotted, previous owner's name inside front with following notation-"Purchased at Outspau Hotel prior to... Sewn binding. Green cloth over boards. Silver print on spine. Pictorial dust cover. 7 7/8", 30 pages, illustrations Lord Hailey's Introduction to this last of Colonel Corbett's writings gives an account of the author's career and a character sketch based on personal acquaintance. Jim Corbett spent the closing years of his life in Kenya, and in 'Tree Tops' he describes the scenes witnessed by Her majesty the Queen (on her last day as Princess Elizabeth) and her husband during their visit to the famous hunting lodge. Naini tal, a lake-settlement 6, 000 feet above the plains, deep in the fir-clad Kumaon hills, was the setting for most of Jim Corbett's life of high adventure and equally high service. Born in 1875, he was educated at the English school there, and, later, was for twenty years an official on the Indian railways. In World War I he led the 70th Kumaon labour Corp in France. In World War II he trained British troops in jungle fighting and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He eventually settled in East Africa and lived in Nyeri in Kenya until his death in April 1955 an the age of 80. Experienced and skilled in jungle craft he was a consummate naturalist. His books are evidence of love for jungle animals, and for tigers in particular, and he hunted only those tigers which, goaded by some injury, had turned to prey on men and domestic animals.
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