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Tariri: My Story: From Jungle Killer to Christian Missionary - Ethel Emily Wallis

Hodder & Stoughton, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, ½" untidy tear to the head of the upper panel, lower panel tanned at the margins. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “The great chief Tariri was a legendary figure among the tribes along the eastern slopes of the Andes in southern Peru. The tales of his brutal killings were told with wonder even among his own people, the Shapras of the Candoshi group. A vital colourful leader, he ruled his tribe through brute force and feared no one because of his fierce conviction that he was impregnable, inviolate. Into his life and the life of his people came two American missionary women. The miraculous story of his conversion reads like sheer fantasy. Incredibly, the gospel of hate and violence by which he had lived was changed to the cleansing gospel of love.”


Jacket designed by D. Riseborough. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 126 pages.
£8.50

This one has already found a new owner.