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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

US Auction #15 begins on 03 May 2023

Sanderson, G. P.

Thirteen Years Among the Wild Beasts of India

Their Haunts and Habits from Personal Observation; with an Account of Modes of Capturing and Taming Elephants

Published: John Grant, Edinburgh, 1912

Edition: 7th

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Perhaps the most detailed work on Indian elephant for well into the 20th century, in this Sanderson details the pachyderm s natural history and provides exceptional chapters on rounding up and taming elephants. Of hunting interest are his shikars after rogue elephants in Mysore and Bengal; gaur in the delta of the Ganges River; numerous tiger encounters in the hills near Chittagong and in Mysore; and panther and leopard in Mysore. There is also a chapter on bear hunting, and an interesting segment on using dogs after all manner of big game. Original highly decorated gilt pictorial cloth, square corners, and tight. Well illustrated with plates. Original endpapers tanned but firm and tight. A near fine, bright copy.

  • Binding Condition: Near fine
  • Overall Condition: Near fine
  • Size: Tall octavo
  • Sold By: Classic Arms Books
  • Contact Person: Ken Czech
  • Country: United States
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