Danger is My Business - John D. CraigLondon: Arthur Baker, 1938, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Gift inscription to the first blank alongside a small pasted on gift-plate. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece; Top edge dyed red;
From the cover: “Faked, of course. All done in a tank. How often have you murmured those words to yourself as you watched in a cinema some drama being unfolded on the bed of the ocean. Once in a while you may have been right, but in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred those photographs were actually taken on the bed of the ocean by John Craig and his crew of under-water cameramen.
For that is Craig’s business, and it is small wonder that he describes it as a dangerous one. The bottom of the sea is my workshop…ever since the first day I went down to it, I have loved it more than any place I have ever been. But before discovering this continent, covering four-fifths of the world, Craig had been in thirty-five countries, had sailed on all of the seven seas, and had been in all of the six continents. Danger is My Business, while dealing in the main with the thrills of his present occupation gives the reader glimpses of life and adventure in all the four corners of the world. Illustrated by the author’s own photographs, this account of a unique life is one of the most interesting and exciting books ever written.”