The Story of My Life
by Armand Denis
Collins, 1963, [First Edition], illustrated end-papers, black and white photographic plates, maps, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, corners and edges slightly rubbed and bumped, plastic sleeve protected dust-jacket has a little creasing with small chips and tears to edges (see photographs)
"Driven by a passionate curiosity, and equipped with a biologist's training, he surmounted unimaginable difficulties and dangers in order to come to close quarters with various mammals and reptiles carrying on their prehistoric existence in the depths of Africa, Australasia and South America (where, incidentally, he met and married Michaela). Four-tusked elephants and semi-legendary gorillas, okapis and lions, crocodiles and snakes of sorts never seen in zoos, are brought into as sharp focus by his pen as they have been by his camera - and at times humans equally bizarre: pygmies, head-hunters and the like."