Corbett's greatest claim to fame iskeeping the Kumaon area of India safe from man-eating tigers. Corbett notes inhis introduction to the book that tigers do not naturally eat human flesh. Instead, they only begin to eat humans through some accident, usually through awound from a hunter, or an inability to catch their own game, such as brokenteeth from old age. It is Corbett's job to hunt the tigers down, which is oftena very difficult task.
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Photo-portrait frontis of the author, 4 other illustrations on coated paper, from photographs. Orange cloth stamped in black. Spine faded, very good condition, lacking dj. Big game hunting in the Indian Himalayans. The inscription would have occurred after she divorced her second husband, Helge Sture-Vasa, and returned from Wyoming to settle in Monroe, CT.
First edition. Green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and with gilt tiger vignette to front cover, no dustjacket. This copy has a nice Nairobi bookshop small label inside front cover. A Very Good clean copy, with light rubbing and wear to spine including some greying to cloth.
Orange boards with black lettering and graphics along the spine. There is a black graphic on the front board. There are four pages of black-and-white illustrations. The endpapers are maps of the "man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces. Published by Oxford University Press. New York.
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Man-Eaters of Kumaon
Man-Eaters of Kumaon is a book written by hunter-naturalist Jim Corbett. Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Corbett's books and contains 10 stories of tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of the twentieth century. The text also contains incidental information on flora, fauna and village life. Seven of the stories were first published privately as Jungle Stories. After much prompting by friends and family in Corbett finally put to paper seven accounts of his jungle encounters. These were then made into a small book and copies were privately published under the title Jungle Stories and distributed amongst friends. In , whilst Corbett was wheelchair bound recovering from typhus fever, his close friend R.
This banner text can have markup. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Kipling's Jungle Books were fiction, based on great knowledge of jungle life; Corbett's stories are fact, and fact is often stranger than fiction. These stories should prove of entrancing interest to all boys and girls who like exciting yarns; they should be of equal interest to all who take any interest in the wild life of the jungle; they should prove of great value to any genuine sportsman who wishes to earn by his own efforts the credit of shooting a tiger; they will be of interest even to the so-called sportsman who feels some pride in killing a tiger when all that he has done is to fire straight from a safe position on a machan or on the back of a staunch elephant, when all the hard work involved in beating up a tiger to his death has been done by others. Corbett's description of his campaign against the man-eaters of the Kumaon Hills shows the qualities that a successful shikari needs, physical strength, infinite patience, great power of observation and power not only to notice small signs but also to draw the right inference from those signs. To these must be added great courage. I will not make quotations from the book to prove this statement.