Large 4to, pp. xviii, 416; with 9 hand-coloured plates with captioned tissue guards, 62 illustrations within the text; a little toning to plates and tissue guards, tissue guard to plate 7 loose, a very few small marks; very good in original green cloth, title in gilt to upper cover and spine; some wear to spine ends, corners and edges, a few marks to covers, repair to upper hinge; edition statement to half-title verso numbered and signed by Rowland Ward.
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The Great and Small Game of India, Burma, & Tibet … with contributions by sportsmen.
Number 48 of a limited edition of 250 copies. ‘A sumptuous rendering of south Asia’s wild game species in art and text. Lydekker describes more than seventy varieties of game with attendant notes on sport from the experiences of Demidoff, Darrah, Valentine, and others. The hand-colored plates are especially striking. Quite scarce as only 250 copies were printed and signed by Rowland Ward’ (Czech).
The delightful plates depict, inter alia, an Indian elephant, rhinoceros, gazelles, deer, an Indian lion, a Bengal tiger, leopards, pandas, and bears.
Czech, Asian, p. 129.
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