Geoffrey Cumberlege publisher to Oxford University Press, Indian Branch, first edition, first issue, printed Mysore City on India paper, published Madras, 31st March 1948. 23cm. Pp.[viii], 157. Frontispiece (Jim Corbett and man eating leopard of Rudraprayag), 7 photo-plates of 10 BW photos, maps to both endpapers (The Pilgrim Route from Hardwar to Badrinth to front endpaper, and the Area in which the Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag operated between 1918 and 1926 to rear).
Original cream colour illustrated cloth, a bit worn and soiled, insignificant snag to foot of spine, internally clean and unmarked and in very good condition, bookseller's stamp (Bhawnani & Sons, Connaught Place, New Dehli) to rear blank endpaper, overall a good copy.
One of the most enduring stories of Indian natural history and hunting ever published and a holy grail copy for collectors. First edition, first issue.
The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, first Indian edition