Innocent Pursuits.London: John Murray, 1953 Stock Code: 140696
First edition, first impression, of the author's wide-ranging reminiscences, featuring essays on pets, sport and history in Egypt, ornithology, trout fishing, dogs, reptiles, and trees.
Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in green, motif to front cover in green. With dust jacket.
Colour illustrated frontispiece by Roly, black and white illustrations throughout text.
Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight lean to spine but binding firm, ends bumped with blemish to head, internally clean; a good copy in the dust jacket, gently faded at spine, ends and extremities chipped with loss, significant open tear with creases to top edge of front cover.
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