[O'BRIAN, Patrick.] RUSS, Richard Patrick.
Caesar. The Life Story of a Panda Leopard.
Illustrations by Harry Rountree.
First edition, first impression, second issue jacket. Patrick O’Brian’s story of a Panda Leopard born in the Tibetan forests is his first book, written when he was fifteen years old and before he changed his name from Richard Patrick Russ. “I did it mostly in my bedroom and a little when I should have been doing homework” (jacket blurb).
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Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 13 black and white plates Spine gently rolled, free endpapers partially tanned, some spotting to contents and edges of text block. A very good copy in a lightly chipped and tanned jacket with four tape repairs to the verso.