Harrison & Sons, London, 1914. Complete with 5 full page illustrations and 2 vignettes as issued. Ex-lib item with typical marks (library stamps present). Bound in plain blue buckram cloth boards with gilt titles present to the spine. Boards in have shelf-wear present to the extremities.
Text is clean and free of marks. Numerous sporting adventures, including stalking Ovis ammon, tahr, markhor, ibex, barasingh and bear. Bairnsfather also includes a chapter of pig sticking memories in addition to some angling experiences. During the first decade of the twentieth century, the demand for hunting far outstripped the supply of the hunting areas, especially that of markhor. The drive to bag a record size trophy of the'patriarch' resulted in the shooting of many not so magnificent heads.
Bairnsfather, who hunted in Astor and Gilgit in the 1913, looked for a "really good head" of markhor and wrote the following. 1914 Sport & Nature in the Himalayas Lt Col Bairnsfather Big Game Hunting. Up For Sale Today is. Sport and Nature in the Himalayas. Ex-lib item with typical marks (library stamps and marks present).
Rebound in plain blue buckram cloth boards with gilt titles present to the spine. Bairnsfather, who hunted in Astor and Gilgit in the 1913, looked for a "really good head" of markhor and wrote the following: Many attempts I made to add really good head of Markhor to my collection, but somehow fate always seemed against me. True I soon bagged several of medium size without much difficulty, but, though I toiled by hardest, searching out every possible corner, my time was within three days of expiring before I even set eyes on one of the right sort.
Despite the game laws being in place the local markhor populations continued to suffer considerably after the first decade of the twentieth century. 8 In 1913, the KGPD revised the Game Laws to put a complete ban on markhor shooting in the Bunji valley in Gilgit and Rondu valley near Skardu, which harboured one of the biggest populations of the Astor markhor. Game Law Notification 1913-14, Sambat 1970 stated: "Killing of Markhor is prohibited in all nallahs flowing into Indus above Rondu in Baltistan" (Houghton 1913: 316).
9 Hunting which started as a recreational activity was now becoming part of the imperial administration. ALL ITEMS ARE PACKED IN A WATERPROOF CUSTOM FITTED BAG, WRAPPED IN 2 LAYERS OF BUBBLE WRAP AND THEN PLACED INTO A CUSTOM FITTED CARDBOARD MAILER. IF YOU DO WIN MULTIPLE ITEMS, PLEASE DO NOT PAY FOR THEM INDIVIDUALLY!
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The item "1914 Sport & Nature in the Himalayas Lt Col Bairnsfather Big Game Hunting" is in sale since Thursday, August 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "lastexitbooks" and is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.