WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS 1911. First Edition, with an inscription by the author. Recounting his days as British consul in Persia (Iran), Kennion describes hunting ibex in the Chahil Dukhtaran range and gazelle in Seistan.Urials were stalked the hill country of Khorassan and in the Bujnurd region. Additionally, he hunted maral in the Karatikan area, bagging several. In the eastern Elburz range, he collected a tiger. Of added interest is an appendix of letters to and from Richard Lydekker concerning some of the variations of species Kennion had shot. Czech, Bibliography of Asian Big Game Hunting Books.
BLACK PARTRIDGES THE HUNTING OF RAHMAT IBEX AND IBEX GROUND IBEX (continued) WILDFOWL IN SEISTAN MORE ABOUT WILDFOWL AHU-GARDANI WILD SHEEP IN SEISTAN. BY THE WAY WILD SHEEP IN KHORASSAN THE BUJNURD SHEEP. MORE ABOUT THE BUJNURD SHEEP THE MARAL STAG THE MARAL STAG (continued) A HYRCAN TIGER ON THE ROAD TO THE CASPIAN. THE GAZELLES OF EASTERN PERSIA V. CORRESPONDENCE IN'THE FIELD' ABOUT THE BUJNURD SHEEP.
Xiii + 283 pp + colour frontispiece + b/w photo plates + 64 pp publisher's catalogue. Very good condition, corners of boards lightly worn and bumped.Some mild foxing throughout, mostly to edges and margins, although a little heavier to the preliminary pages. Endpapers discoloured and with a small damp stain. Rear hinge cracking but binding still sound, all plates present.
From the author Xmas 1911 pasted in on the half title page. Also with a newspaper cutting about the book from the authors own collection loosely inserted. Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lloyd Kennion CIE (16 December 1866- 26 March 1942) was an officer in the British Indian Army and travel writer. He was first commissioned in 1887, entered the Central India Horse in 1890 and joined the Indian Foreign and Political Department in 1893, serving in Kashmir, Gilgit and Leh. In 1907 Kennion was appointed Consul for the Districts of Seistan and Kain in Iran.
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