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RANKING, John.

Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans

in which Elephants and Wild Beasts were Employed or Slain. And the Local Agreement of History with the Remains of Such Animals found in Europe and Siberia....

Published: For the Author, Sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London, 1826

Stock code: 26476

Price: £875

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First Edition. With the author’s autograph presentation inscription on the title page to one Miss Fitzherbert. Many animals are considered but elephants are the main subject.

Quarto. Original grey boards, paper title label to spine printed in black. With a map (folding) and 10 plates. Spine professionally renewed to style conserving the original label, short tear to inner fold of the map repaired and negligible, otherwise a superb copy in original condition and rare thus.

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