THE PATTERN OF THINGS: Animal Stories of Africa.
Edition: First printing.
London: Collins, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories based on the author's personal experience and observations, from his home outside Salisbury, Rhodesia - a home shared with some of the animals that have been the inspiration for this memorable collection of stories - from a guinea-fowl to a Siamese cat - and in the bush country where the wild animals featured in other stories - a wounded leopard, a ghost elephant - live. Illustrated with drawings at the head of each chapter by Edward Standon. Foreword by Robin Short.. 128pp.
Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)