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SCHWEINFURTH, Georg. The Heart of Africa.
London : 1873First edition, published in German at Leipzig the following year, as Im Herzen von Afrika. Schweinfurth's important narrative of his expedition to the western tributaries of the Upper Nile is "a most valuable accumulation of geographical and ethnographic data for regions never before visited by Europeans", including extensive notes on the flora... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 126037
MARKHAM, Gervase. Cheape and Good Husbandry
London : 1616Second edition, first published in 1614. Gervase Markham (1568-1637) wrote extensively in the fields of literature, horsemanship, and country pursuits. The present work offers a guide to the raising and breeding of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, poultry, hawks, bees and fish. It proved one of the seventeenth century's most popular guides... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 129221
BAINES, Thomas. The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa.
London : 1877First edition. Baines (1820-1875) was one of the pioneers of European exploration in the lands forming modern Zimbabwe, where he led an expedition in the 1860s to secure concessions for a gold-mining company from King Lobengula. Although the company in question failed to take advantage of the terms Baines extracted, this posthumously-edited account... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 119268
WARD, Rowland. A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy.
London : 1913First edition, first impression. Rowland Ward was the Michelangelo of Victorian taxidermy, that most Victorian of art-forms. An innovator who developed many techniques still used today, basing his work on painstaking observation he brought the techniques of naturalistic display to their high point. He was a friend of many of the greatest sportsmen of... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 132698
BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN. British Sports and Sportsmen. Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits.
London : Limited edition; number 322 of 1,000 copies. A very handsome copy: "When outlining the plan of this volume on Breeding and Agriculture, the Publisher's recognised that the subjects in question, in themselves, were the basis of out very existence, and that an exposition commensurate with the importance of the theme would prove to be a responsible and... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 86979
VERNAY, Arthur Stannard. Collection of 16 photographic albums; [together with:] typescript diary.
[1920s-30s]An extraordinary personal archive of over 3,000 original photographs assembled by one of the most renowned naturalists and big-game hunters of the inter-war years. Spanning Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, these albums offer an unrivalled insight into some of the most significant scientific expeditions of the period, many undertaken at... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 133409
RONALDSHAY, Lawrence Dundas, Earl of. Sport and Politics under an Eastern Sky.
Edinburgh : 1902First edition. "Ronaldshay, the future Governor of Bengal and Secretary of State for India, arrived in India in 1899 with travel and sport on his mind." In the first half of the book he travels around Sind, Kashmir and the Himalayas, "enjoying considerable sport... In the second half of this work, Ronaldshay examines the strategic value of the region... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127439
HEPBURN, A. Barton. The Story of an Outing.
New York and London : 1913First edition. "Hunting in open country near Mt. Kenia, the author bagged a large variety of plains game including lesser kudu, gazelle, impala, wildebeest, and eland, as well as lion and buffalo. Perhaps the most exciting passage in this little volume is taken from a letter written by Hepburn's companion, H. Lloyd Folsom, detailing the dangers of a... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 102006
MUNNINGS, Sir Alfred. Pictures of Horses and English Life.
London : 1927Signed limited edition, number 220 of 250 copies signed by the author; a lavish monograph produced when Munnings was at the height of his fame.
"His horse studies always reflected, over that of other equestrian painters, his unparalleled love and understanding of the animals' characters" (ODNB). "His splendid studies of rough cobs and gipsy lads,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 141706