1937 "First Published in 1937" stated on copyright page; "A Naturalist In Search Of Strange Creatures" "32 Illustrations by the Author"; The Viking Press publishers, New York; hardbound in tan and brown pictoral boards; very good condition with unmarked pages and minimal aging; dust jacket is rough but protected the book quite well.
First unique study of animals of the Forests in West Africa, by an author and scientist who obviously loved and was fascinated by this study and observation -- a study of animals in life, a record of their differences of appearance, behavior and habits, told in a refreshing, personal fashion.
From dust flap -
(The author) tells us in the introduction to this book that his love for the tropics and his passion for exotic animals were both instilled in him in the bleak surroundings of an Edinburgh childhood. At 17, before he had finished school, he had his first chance to break out of the conventional life-pattern of a your Britisher. He went off on an expedition to the Dutch East Indies - and came back disillusioned about the accepted methods of zoological research. Science already had enough specimens; what it needed was knowledge of living animals gained in their natural surroundings...