Fauna & Family by Gerald Durrell [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1978
Fauna & Family by Gerald Durrell
FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING  SIMON AND SCHUSTER
Hardcover with dust jacket in beautiful shape. Dust jacket has some very mild wear. Book itself reads like new; cover has some mild tanning to boards.
CORFU TRILOGY #3. For the young Gerald Durrell it wasa treasure house of exotic creatures which he could collect, watch, cherish and study. But it was not always a tranquil household. The interests of the animals frequently collided with those of the humans, and Gerald's descriptions of the birds, lizards, and assorted fauna are among his best and most memorable anecdotes, as are the stories of exotic visitors -- a mysterious Indian, a supercilious aristocrat, an amorous Turkish gentelman, a foul-mouthed sea captain, and many others who distrubed the Durrells' domestic peace and contributed to their amusement.