The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

By: Corbett, Jim

Price: £350.00

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Geoffrey Cumberlege publisher to Oxford University Press, Indian Branch, first edition, first issue, printed Mysore City on India paper, published Madras, 31st March 1948. 23cm. Pp.[viii], 157. Frontispiece (Jim Corbett and man eating leopard of Rudraprayag), 7 photo-plates of 10 BW photos, maps to both endpapers (The Pilgrim Route from Hardwar to Badrinth to front endpaper, and the Area in which the Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag operated between 1918 and 1926 to rear).

Original cream colour illustrated cloth, a bit worn and soiled, insignificant snag to foot of spine, internally clean and unmarked and in very good condition, bookseller's stamp (Bhawnani & Sons, Connaught Place, New Dehli) to rear blank endpaper, overall a good copy.

Consists of a single story, often considered the most exciting of all Corbett's jungle tales. A carefully-detailed account of a notorious leopard that terrorized life in the hills of the colonial United Provinces, India. This story represents Corbett's most sustained and unique effort. One of the most enduring stories of Indian natural history and hunting ever published and a holy grail copy for collectors. First edition, first issue.

Edward James 'Jim' Corbett (25 July 1875 – 19 April 1955) was a British hunter, tracker and conservationist, author and naturalist, who hunted a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India.

Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were preying on people in the nearby villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions.

He authored Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore, and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success. Later on in life, Corbett became an avid photographer and spoke out for the need to protect India's wildlife from extermination and played a key role in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger, by using his influence to persuade the provincial government to establish what was called Hailey National Park. In 1957, the park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour.

Title: The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

Author: Corbett, Jim

Categories: Rare Books
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Condition: Clean secondhand

Inventory number: 979837

Keywords: The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, first Indian edition