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Brazilian Paradise by Guy Walmisley-Dresser

Brazilian Paradise by Guy Walmisley-Dresser

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Brazilian Paradise

by Guy Walmisley-Dresser

Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

Lutterworth Press, 1960, [First Edition], illustrated endpapers, black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners’ details stamped on half title page, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing, bumping and chipping to edges and corners (see photographs)

“The author was six years old when his family left New Zealand and sailed to Brazil to manage the huge cattle-ranching estates of a Portuguese landowner.
“When my family arrived in Brazil negroes were still slaves, there was poverty and starvation and sudden death, wild animals abounded in the primeval forest, there were gipsy horse-thieves, vendettas and minor revolutions.  Hardly a paradise, perhaps, to the city-bred citizen but to a boy possessing an arsenal of guns and revolvers, learning the lore of the forest from Indian friends, and in the saddle for days on end, it was truly a paradise and as such I remember it now.”
Brazilian Paradise is the story of a life on a ranch some sixty years ago.  It is an extraordinary tale, rich in anecdote, vivid in description, of unique and absorbing interest.”

 

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