By Harry N. Marshall
London   Robert Hale Limited
9" by 5.5" 190pp.
A travel work of Northern Siam by Harry N. Marshall, a signed presentation copy of the first edition, with an interesting letter inscribed by the author loosely inserted.
By Harry N. Marshall

1959 Elephant Kingdom

London   Robert Hale Limited
9" by 5.5" 190pp.
A travel work of Northern Siam by Harry N. Marshall, a signed presentation copy of the first edition, with an interesting letter inscribed by the author loosely inserted.
£90.00
: 0.75kgs / : 801A83

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Author's Presentation Copy, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper, With Letter

The first edition of this work. Harry N. Marshall tells the story of the Indian working elephants and of the author's experiences with them during seven years in the jungles of Norther Siam, Thailand, detailing the hardships of tramping the jungle in all weathers and inspecting and directing working operations. A fascinating personal narrative. Illustrated with plates in black and white. 

The author's presentation copy, inscribed to a 'Tony Peers,' and signed by the author to the front free endpaper: 'I always said I could, and I would, and I did! Here it is // Hope it will 'ere remind you of one who was no stranger to Salem, Tranmere, Ballybunion, and Bangor Mountain. // Salaam effendi, and the author's fraternal greetings.'

Loosely inserted is also a letter inscribed by the author to the same friend Tony, dated 1959, written with familiarity and often much humour. He gifts his book in return of honest comments, as well as apologising for not being able to meet up in the States, and suspecting that their 'next reunion will probably be in the 4 ale bar A. D. 2000 or thereabouts.' He also praises the scenery, hunting scene, and fishing in 'B. C.' and sends his love to Tony's wife, Helga, and described his new daughter. 

Complete with its unclipped dust wrapper. 

Condition

In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear and a minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. The author's presentation copy, inscribed to a 'Tony Peers,' and signed by the author to the front free endpaper, with a letter inscribed by the author loosely inserted, dated 1959. The dust wrapper is sound with shelf wear and chipping, particularly to the head and tail of the spine, the occasional minor closed tear. Internally, firmly bound. light spotting to the edges, affecting only the endpapers slightly, otherwise the pages are bright and clean throughout. Illustrated with plates in black and white.

Very Good Indeed

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