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Catch Me a Colobus by  Gerald Malcolm Durrell - First Edition - 1972 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Catch Me a Colobus

by Durrell, Gerald Malcolm

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


London: Collins, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Edward Mortelmans. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Very Good Dust Jacket. Delightful monochrome drawings throughout by Edward Mortelmans of the animals found and cared for by Gerald Durrell. Publisher's original olive cloth covers with gilt titles to spine, very clean and unmarked, square, sharp corners, tight and solid volume. Two barely noticeable wrinkles in cloth over front panel. Interior is Fine--very clean and completely free from any markings, no creases. Glossy jacket is clean and unmarked with chimps on front, slight edgewear, price-clipped. Anyone who likes animals even a little will love this book, as Gerald Durrell must have loved doing the things he did before writing it. A life filled with looking for animals in danger of extinction--a trip to Siera Leone to catch himself a colobus, to Mexico for the Volcano rabbit. A life of hilarious mishaps and unexpected triumphs. The author writes with zest about the wonderland which he knows and loves so well. 221 pages. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. Collins, London, England, 1972.

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