1954 The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon - 2nd impression - $35 (Victoria)


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The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett. Published in Great Britain, Oxford University Press. Second impression, November 1954. (First printing was one month earlier, October 1954).

Very good, bright, clean copy with all 197 pages secure and tight to hinge. In green cloth with gilt titles on spine and a small gilt illustration of a tiger's head in the front. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

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Book Synopsis (from Goodreads):

The last of Colonel Jim Corbett's books on his unique and enthralling hunting experiences in India, this volume concludes the narrative of his adventures with tigers begun in the famous Man-Eaters of Kumaon. These stories maintain, perhaps even supercede, the high standard of the earlier classic collection. Corbett saves his best story of all for the long concluding chapter in this volume, describing, in The Talla Des Man-Eater, how he embarked on what he feared might be a fatal last test of skill and endurance. As always, he writes with an acute awareness of all jungle sights and sounds, choosing words charged with a great love of humanity, birds, and animals. His calm and straightforward modesty heightens the excitement and suspense of these experiences, in which he continuously risks his life to free the Indian Tarai of dangerous man-eaters.

You may also be interested in this other First Edition book from the same author that I also have posted for sale:

1946 First American Edition copy of MAN-EATERS of Kumaon:

https://victoria.craigslist.org/clt/d/victoria-1946-first-american-edition/ show contact info .html
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