Alby Mangel’s World Safari
Savvas Publishing, 1986, [First Edition], [Signed], ISBN 0949155102, colour photographs throughout, photographic end papers, photographic frontispiece, large hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, Signed by Author with gift inscription on title page, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“This book is the story of Alby Mangel’s “World Safari I”, and World Safari II”, journeys that were at times dangerous, challenging, comic, tragic and even sensational, but at all times compelling.
Alby’s first adventure “World Safari I”, began when he and friend John Field left South Australia on motor bikes early one Autumn morning in 1971. Although their ultimate destination was undecided, they headed for the centre of Australia to see whit it was called the “dead heart”. During the next six years, their adventure took them through fifty-six countries and across four continents.
“World Safari II”, a journey that took Alby to the top of Australia, through the Pacific Islands to South America and the Amazon, began in the Gretta Marie a square-rigged topsail ketch. His adventures were countless, and included rescuing wild animals on the Prince of Wales Island, travelling in an inflatable runabout up the crocodile infested Jardine River, riding in one of the last great Australian cattle musters in the Kimberley’s, living with natives in the New Guinea Highlands and travelling through the jungles of the Amazon.’”