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JUNGLE TRAILS AND JUNGLE PEOPLE: TRAVEL, ADVENTURE AND OBSERVATIONS IN THE FAR EAST Caspar Whitney 1905 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Whitney, Caspar
Price: $999.00


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New York, 1905, 1st US edition. 310 pp + 4 pp of publisher's advertising at rear of book (travel and adventure books). 36 additional illustrations (excellent black and white photographs). Teal ribbed cloth hardcover with gold and ivory decoration on cover and spine, ivory lettering. Near Fine condition.

This primary source covers early travel and adventures in the jungles of Siam, Sumatra, Malay, India and Burma. Chapters: 1. The King's Mahout; 2. Through the Klawngs of Siam; 3. Phra Ram Makes a Pilgrimage; 4. Hunting with the Karens; 5. Human Tree-Dwellers; 6. Trotting Rhino of Kelantan; 7. The Swamps; 8. In the Eye of the Day: The Lost Seladang of Noa Anak;  Jin Abu Finds an Elephant; 9. Uda Prang - Jungle Hunter; 10. On the trail of the Tiger.

Illustrations include titles such as, Gambling off the Sampeng in Bangkok, The Far Eastern Deer, Camping on the Edge of the Jungle - Siamin, Sakai and their Poisonous Darts and more. Fascinating narrative, area flora and fauna. Frontispiece is a haunting illustration by A. Z. Baker of elephants eating lotus leaves with clean tissue guard.

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