First edition printed in Saigon at 2000 copies on bouffant paper.
Preface by His Majesty Bao-Dai, Emperor of Vietnam from 1925 to 1945.
Adorned with 40 plates comprising 59 photographic illustrations on hunting, the capture of large wild elephants, but also on the training of large pachyderms.
Rare bound, here in green half-morocco with corners, spine with 5 nerves, author, title and initials C.B. at the bottom of the spine with golden letters.
First cover page retained.
Some slight rubbing otherwise exemplary in excellent condition. Paper uniformly yellowed as always.
Interesting document on the hunt for elephants in Indochina, produced with the immense collection of hunting photos of the author, whose precious memories were largely destroyed by the Japanese coup de force of March 9, 1945 and the disturbances that took place. 'followed.
William Bazé directed an important plantation before joining Free France then the French Expeditionary Force in the Far East, under the orders of General Leclerc.
AUTHOR: William Bazé; Bao Dai
TITLE: A quarter of a century among elephants
EDITOR: Saigon, Ifom 1950 in-8 paperback, 263 pp. 59 photographic illustrations on 40 plates.
- Number of Books
- Fine Bindings, Hunt, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- William Bazé; Bao Dai
- Book Title
- Un Quart de siècle parmi les éléphants [Vietnam]
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 25×18 cm