James E. Corbett grew up in an India that was still a colony of Great Britain. This is an autobiographical account of episodes in his life, by no means complete, but a taste of what it was like to grow up, not in the culture of British India, but in the jungles that surrounded it.
He was a self-taught naturalist and tracker, learning to hunt, track, find direction and survive in the jungles. Although the book may seem outrageous to modern readers because of Corbett's descriptions of hunting tigers for sport, he demonstrates a healthy reverence for life and, moreover, a strong appetite for learning about the natural world and for developing sensitivity to it.
Bound in green cloth with a gilt vignette of a tiger's head on the front and gilt lettering on the spine, the interior of the book is in very good condition with only the slightest age toning to text block edges. Clear text on clean pages, also a few b/w photographic plates and a clear b/w plan to illustrate "Unconscious warning of unexpected danger".