AN ACCOUNT OF THE DISTRIBUTION, HABITS, AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SPORTING MAMMALS WITH PERSONAL HUNTING EXPERIENCES.
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, original olive green cloth titled gilt on the upper cover and spine – hinges splitting but holding firmly on the ties, small tear in the cloth of the fore-edge of the upper cover, some light foxing on the plates, the contents which are printed on coated paper are bright, overall a good copy.
Number 427 of an edition limited to 500 copies signed by Rowland Ward.
Czech: An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, pages 25/26, ‘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.’
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good
- Size: Large 4to (300 x 235 mm)