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K C A J ( Forster, Major General )

The Sportsman's Vade-Mecum for the Himalayas

Published: Horace Cox, London, 1891

Edition: 1st

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Horace Cox, London, 1891. Hardback. Condition: Good. First Edition. [8], 120pp, [34], original decorative cloth. Cloth lightly soiled, corners bumped, advertisement endpapers lightly browned, previous owners names to half-title, reverse of frontispiece and head of title, otherwise quite bright and clean. Spine has eroded leaving both boards detached and there is minor patches of erosion to the boards. restoration and repair of this title is required.

Seven locations in COPAC. Yakushi F158; Czech, page 115, noting that "the first half of this excellent work details the equipment needed for sporting excursions including choice of firearms, cartridge boxes, tools, tents, clothing and the like. There is even advice concerning the wearing of 'coloured spectacles' when entering the snow country. The second half dwells on the author's experiences hunting blackbuck, urial, markhor, ibex, and other game, though there is little mention of the actual hunting venues. He particularly enjoyed stalking markhor, which he considered the 'monarch of the Himalayas'" Size: 8vo.

  • Binding Condition: Fair to Good
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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