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Sabu of the Elephants. by  Jack Whittingham - First Edition - 1938 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 126935)

Sabu of the Elephants.

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Sabu of the Elephants.

by Whittingham, Jack

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London: Hurst & Blackett, 1938. First edition of Whittingham's account of the filming of "Toomai of the Elephants." Small quarto, original cloth, illustrated. In near fine condition. This is the record of Korda's attempt to film Toomai of the Elephants (described as "a glorious failure" in Philip French's essay 'Kipling' and in Gross's anthology 'Rudyard Kipling'). Lavishly illustrated with Flaherty's photographs from the film and off stage.


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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Sabu of the Elephants.
Whittingham, Jack
Book condition
second hand
Hurst & Blackett
Place of Publication
Date Published
Jack Whittingham First Edition, Sabu of the Elephants First Edition
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Children's Books;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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First Edition
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