London, Macmillan and Co, 1915. First edition pp.xiv, 151, 15 tipped in plates. A very good copy in original cloth, gilt Ibex to front board. An attractively produced book being a number of stories of Himalayan wild life by a hunter and artist active in the western Himalaya.
First edition of this beautifully illustrated, lyrical memoir by a young author who died in the First World War. Contains stories of hunting adventure in the Himalayas and notes about the flora and fauna. This volume contains 8 stories: The Scape-Goat; The Emerald of the Forest; The Ibex of Sha-Ping; Mountain Sprites; The Raiders; The Destroyers; Mountain Life at Close Quarters; The Spell of Laluni. ?Bear with me, if you can. The stories are true in the main, and fact is stranger than fiction; - from the prologue. The author died at the age of 24. Rundall was killed in action in 1914 (in the same battle that took his brother as well). The book is a series of stories of hunting adventure, told from both the hunter's point of view and the hunted
- Jacket Condition: N/A
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: Large 8 Vo