The most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence. This impressive set is filled with 40 engravings done by Samuel Howitt. Illustrations include views of big game animals, animal fights, elephants in battle, and various hunts! Oriental field sports : being a complete, detailed and accurate description of the wild sports of the East; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the natural history of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger, the leopard, the bear, the deer, the buffalo, the wolf, the wild hog, the jackall, the wild dog, the civet, and other domesticated animals; as likewise the different species of feathered game, fishes and serpents; the whole interspersed with a variety of original, authentic, and curious anecdotes, taken from the manuscript and designs of Captain Thomas Williamson, who served upwards of twenty years in Bengal.
London: Edward Orme and B. Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes.
References: Abbey Travel 431; Tooley 510; Schwerdt II. Binding: Leather; tight & secure. 11.5in X 9.5in (29.5cm x 24cm). The item "1808 1st Oriental Field Sports INDIA Big Game Hunting Bengali Elephants 2v SET" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "schilb_antique_books" and is located in Columbia, Missouri.
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