Man-Eaters of Kumaon [Inscribed by Author]. Jim CORBETT.
Man-Eaters of Kumaon [Inscribed by Author].
Man-Eaters of Kumaon [Inscribed by Author].

Man-Eaters of Kumaon [Inscribed by Author].

Oxford University Press, 1944.

Signed and inscribed on dedication page "Lord Hailey/with our love/Jim Corbett". First edition, first printing - Bombay. Published two years before the first UK edition. Original publisher's cream boards with black titles. Map endpapers. Photograph frontispiece of the author. A very good+ copy with clean boards. Internally clean with no other inscriptions. A clean copy of the true first printing complete with the "Just Tigers" chapter (not included in subsequent editions) with four further photographs from the author's cine-photography Tiger sessions.

An important signed & inscribed copy of what is considered to be one of the most popular tiger hunting books ever written. Inscribed to an historically important man in Indian history & a great friend of the Corbett family. Lord Hailey was Governor of Punjab from 1924 to 1928 and Governor of the United Provinces of British India from 1928 to 1934. India's oldest national park was named Hailey National Park [1936] in his honour (later renamed Jim Corbett National Park). The same year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hailey of Shahpur in the Punjab and Newport Pagnell in the County of Buckingham. Lord Hailey also wrote the introduction to Corbett's last and posthumous published book "Tree Tops". Corbett rarely signed copies of his books.

Item #101746

Price: £1,000.00