Title: Wild Life in the Jungle
Author: C. Bernard Rutley
Illustrator: Stuart Tresilian
Year: 1943 (First Edition)
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Ltd.
Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Description: Written in the style of the famed Jungle Books and illustrated with Stuart Tresilian's excellent b&w sketches, this is a collection of three stories about the lives of Raja the elephant (pictured on the front cover), Kra the baboon, and Timur the tiger.
The book's title is somewhat misleading, since only the story of Timur is set in the jungle; the other two take place in the Himalayan forests and the savannahs of British Bechuanaland (Botswana), respectively.
If you enjoyed Kipling's tale, you're sure to love this one!
Good condition for a book which was published during the Second World War. The boards have become bowed, whilst the spine has become slightly frayed and is discoloured from exposure to sunlight. The binding is reasonably tight, with no loose pages, but has become partially exposed in a number of places. On the whole, the pages are in very good condition. There is, however, some slight foxing where the binding is exposed (mainly concentrated around the gutter) as well as on the first and last few pages. Otherwise, they have resisted sunning and are nice and bright. Contains dedication in black ink on flyleaf.
Measures 19 cm × 13.5 cm (7.6″ × 5.4″). Large 12mo. 63 pp.