First edition. xx, 612 pages, 15 fine hand coloured plates of the heads of mammals with captions on the tissue guards, 55 photographic illustrations in the text, rebound in half black morocco and light brown cloth boards, with gilt decoration and title on the spine, the top right hand corner is slightly scuffed, uncut fore edge and bottom edge, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, the contents are printed on coated paper with light foxing on the page edges and also along the edges of some plates, a good copy.
This edition consists of five hundred copies, numbered and signed, of which this is no 50
Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, page 41: A sumptuous Victorian-era work that details scientific knowledge of African big game and is highlighted by numerous hunting adventures from its host of contributors: Maj. A.J. Arnold, H.A. Bryden, T.E. Buckley, T. Clarke, Lord Delamere, D. Elliott, B, Ffinch, H.C.V. Hunter, J. Inverarity, F.J. Jackson, Harry Johnston, F. Vaughan Kirby, R.Lydekker, J. Marriott, A.H. Neumann, A.E. Pease, G.W. Penrice, Edmond de Poncins, Percy Rendall, F.S. Selous, Alfred Sharpe, W. Sitwell, A. Straker, H.G.C. Swayne, and Poulett-Weatherley. The hand coloured plates of game heads are especially lovely.
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