Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera


This antique hardcover book is bound in orange cloth boards with blue spine lettering. Some cover soil and edgewear; owner's name on front inner board; map on front endpaper. This book satirizes expedition narratives by describing an imaginary trip through the human body, complete with illustrations. Introduction is by Robert Benchley; according to the book, the title came from a short address he had delivered some years prior. 231 pages; approx. 6"x8".



  • Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera
  • George S. Chappell
  • Frederick A. Stokes, 1930