Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: OP3944-241
SOONDAR MOONI: THE LIFE OF AN INDIAN ELEPHANT [Everest 1924 related] E.O. Shebbeare 1958 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Shebbeare, E.O.
Price: $4.99

List Price: $30.00
You Save $25.01 (83%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
The author was a member of the 1924 Everest expedition and is notable in this photo for allowing Mallory to put his leg up on Shebbeare's shoulder!


Boston, 1958, 1st edition. 202 pp, line drawn illustrations and maps by the author. Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Near Fine condition.

From Kirkus Review:

The life of Soondar Mooni, an Indian elephant, was, by and large, uneventful. As pachyderms go, she was big enough, shapely enough, but in no way outstanding; she mastered no unusual arts or antics, nor displayed any special mental endowments. In her youth (these early years involve some speculation- but the rest of the story stands on solid fact) she roamed happily with the herd, discovering the medicinal merits of mud, and developing a mild tiger-phobia.

Then came capture; sale; a career traveling from fair to fair; resale; and an ignominious incident- caused by her mishandling. Soondar Mooni bolted during a tiger shoot. Only in the last two pages is there a promise of her final redemption, for Soondar Mooni was to become a highly trusted and prized mount....

A light touch for a substantial subject makes this a pleasant jungle book for modern readers.



Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE ABOMINABLE: A NOVEL OF MOUNT EVEREST Dan Simmons 2013 1st ed DJ
By: Simmons, Dan
Price $28.95
- Item # BK8837
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TRUNK ROAD FOR HANNIBAL: WITH AN ELEPHANT OVER THE ALPS 1960 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by John Hoyte
By: Hoyte, John
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5431-285
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE HIGH HIMALAYAS: SPORT AND TRAVEL IN THE RHOTANG AND BARALACHA, WITH SOME NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THAT AREA Hugh Whistler. 1924, 1st UK ed, Fine
By: Whistler, Hugh
Price $750.00 ~ Regular $900.00, You Save $150.00 (17%)
- Item # OP2663-729
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANDU JAYAL AND INDIAN MOUNTAINEERING Major Narendra Dhar Jayal and others [1961] 1st edition DJ Fine
By: Jayal, Major Narendra Dhar (and others)
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $10.00 (13%)
- Item # OP2854AB-995
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ADVENTURER'S EYE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EVEREST FILM-MAN Tom Stobart 1958 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ VG 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Ed Hillary
By: Stobart, Tom
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $25.01 (33%)
- Item # OP1059A-3612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE RED SNOWS: AN ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH CAUCASUS EXPEDITION 1958 John Hunt and Christopher Brasher 1960 2nd ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hunt, John and Christopher Brasher
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.00 (60%)
- Item # OP546C-285
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST PIONEER: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAPTAIN JOHN NOEL John Noel. Sandra Noel 2003 1st edition DJ New
By: Noel, John, Sandra Noel.
Price $12.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $22.01 (63%)
- Item # BK1958
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY 1958 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Peter Holmes
By: Holmes, Peter
Price $35.00
- Item # OP1841A-285
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HANNIBAL CROSSES THE ALPS Cecil Torr 1924 1st ed Near Fine
By: Torr, Cecil
Price $45.00
- Item # OP3036-721
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN SEARCH OF THE MAHATMAS OF TIBET Edwin G. Schary 1986 Indian ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Schary, Edwin G, with Forewords by C.E. Tyndale-Biscoe and David MacDonald
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # OP3908B-241
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


MT. PINCHOT CENTRAL KINGS CANYON PARK (HIGH SIERRA HIKING GUIDE NO. 14) 1974 and 1978 Paperback Very Good-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Wilderness Press Editors
Price $99.00
- Item # OPG5516-2132
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DON WHILLANS: PORTRAIT OF A MOUNTAINEER 1971 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Don Whillans, Chris Bonington and Doug Scott
By: Whillans, Don and Alick Ormerod
Price $499.99 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $250.01 (33%)
- Item # OP1745H-324
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT 1997 1st ed New Paperback SIGNED by Klindt Vielbig
By: Vielbig, Klindt
Price $22.95
- Item # GB5434-100
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YETI LEGEND UND WIRKLICHKEIT [YETI: LEGEND AND REALITY] 1998 1st German ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $39.99
- Item # BK1036C-851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN WORLD 1954 No DJ
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $10.00 (67%)
- Item # MW1954B
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE HIGH SIERRA Steve Roper 1976 Softcover Very Good
By: Roper, Steve
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.05 (50%)
- Item # GB538-213
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK [Children's Book] Matt Dickinson 2002 1st ed Hardcover 3 Copies Available
By: Dickinson, Matt
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $20.00 (80%)
- Item # BK1844-7653
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE KILIMANJARO EXPEDITION: A RECORD OF SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION IN EASTERN EQUATORIAL AFRICA Harry Hamilton Johnston Paperback
By: Johnston, Harry Hamilton
Price $59.95
- Item # BK2348
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOLD TRACKS: SKIING FOR THE DISABLED Hal O'Leary 1987 1st ed Paperback Very Good
By: O'Leary, Hal
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $19.01 (95%)
- Item # OP5129-831
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE SELKIRK RANGE Volume 1 A. O. Wheeler 1905 1st ed Hardcover [no maps] VG
By: Wheeler, A. O.
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $155.00 (78%)
- Item # OP889A-295
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart