High Jungle by William Beebe hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
The Bodley Head, 1952, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd printing. [First Published: 1950] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs ;
From the cover: DR. BEEBE, as all can testify who have read his earlier books, Zaca Venture, Half-Mile Down and Book of Bays, is a scientist with the gift of tongues a writer of great charm.
This new book is based on his recent expeditions to the Andes of Venezuela, and the reader who accompanies Dr. Beebe on the journey to these mountain forests will suddenly find his eyes and ears filled with the myriad wonders of a tropical paradise. He will lose himself among the strange birds and beautiful insects and rare flowers that fill his vision, and soon there is no other world than the one the great naturalist is unfolding. So abundant and various are its riches that a detailed description of the contents of High Jungle is impossible, but one thing is certain that it will give delight in full measure. It offers the wisdom and fullness of maturity and yet it has the zest and excitement one might expect in a youthful naturalist just back from his first expedition.
The book is fully illustrated with 49 magnificent photographs, ranging in subject from minute grubs to the mighty Venezuelan mountains.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily and slightly frayed at the tips.
Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine.
[XII] 380 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.
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