The Company of Animals
by Ronald McKie
Angus & Robertson, 1965 [First Edition], b/w plates, maps, pictorial endpapers and hardcover, dustjacket,
Near Fine Condition, previous owners short gift inscription on reverse of front flyleaf, price-clipped dust jacket, small store stamp at base of front endpaper, small dustjacket tears repaired at base of spine
'Jim Hislop's strangely attractive personality is unforgettably caught in these pages. So are the jungle itself and the ways of the animals among which he has spent so much of his life: the elephant and the tiger, the rhinoceros and the wild ox, the sun bear and the deer, the tapir and the wild dog. Encroaching civilization leaves less and less room for the untamed, whether animal or human. Jim Hislop and the creatures he loves may belong to dying breeds, and Mr McKie's colourful and fascinating book shows what the world could lose by their passing.'