Almost antique (1925) first-edition hardcover book Jungle Days written by William Beebe. Published in New York by G.P. Putnam's & Sons | Knickerbocker Press.
THIS HARDCOVER FIRST-EDITION BOOK IS COMPLETE AT 201++ PAGES | NO dust jacket.
About William Beebe: Charles William Beebe was an American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer and author and one of the century's leading pioneers into the oceanic world. He is remembered for the numerous expeditions he conducted for the New York Zoological Society, as well his many deep dives in the Bathysphere (a manned spherical chamber for deep-sea observation lowered by cable from a ship) and for his prolific scientific writing for academic and popular audiences.
About the book: Enthusiastic essays from Beebe's research laboratory in the Rainforests at Kartabo, Guyana. In his deep observations of the jungle world, Beebe follows a food chain back from a vulture to the microscopic Opalina inside the belly of a tadpole. Includes black-and-white photos Beebe took during his journey and research.
Condition: In EXCELLENT! near-antique condition, the book has a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating. Book shows MODERATE! foxing of the newsprint. All text is clear and legible, all black-and-white photos are bright and vivid. Covers show small spots of wear. The gold embossing on the front cover and spine is in EXCELLENT! order with MINIMAL! wear. Book has not ripped, torn or missing pages, NO! margin notations and NO! dog-eared corners. There is an inscription to the front overleaf dated 1925, the year of publication.
Approximate measurements: hardcover book measures 10" x 7-1/2" | NO! dust jacket.
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