1808 1st Oriental Field Sports INDIA Big Game Hunting Bengali Elephants 2v SET

WILLIAMSON, Thomas

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‘Oriental Field Sports’ is the best and most important accounts of outdoor sports, games, and hunting in India from the early 19th-century. According to the preface, this work depicts the customs, scenery, costumes, and animals of ‘a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire.’ According to Schwerdt, this book is “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! An impressive work!

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1808 1st Oriental Field Sports INDIA Big Game Hunting Bengali Elephants 2v SET

 

‘Oriental Field Sports’ is the best and most important accounts of outdoor sports, games, and hunting in India from the early 19th-century. According to the preface, this work depicts the customs, scenery, costumes, and animals of ‘a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire.’ According to Schwerdt, this book is “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! An impressive work!

 

Item number: #6735

Price: $1500

WILLIAMSON, Thomas

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. Crosby and Co., 1808. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes

o   Vol. I – xiv, [2], 306

  • 20 plates

o   Vol. II – [4], 239 [13]

  • 20 plates
  • References: Abbey Travel 431; Tooley 510; Schwerdt II.299
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.5in X 9.5in (29.5cm x 24cm)
  • Very rare with auction records and price comparisons as high as $5,000

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6735

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Other

Authors

WILLIAMSON, Thomas

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete