INGLIS, James.

Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier.

Or Twelve Years Sporting Reminiscences of an Indigo Planter. By "Maori".

London: Macmillan and Co., 1878 Stock Code: 121134
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First edition. Inglis (1845-1908) was the son of a Scottish clergyman. "In 1866 he went to India at the instigation of his brother Alexander, a Calcutta tea merchant, and became an indigo planter in Bihar and the North-West Provinces. He revelled in tiger shooting and pigsticking, and published sporting verses, Tirhoot Rhymes (Calcutta, 1873), under the pseudonym 'Maori', and Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier (London, 1878). In 1875 he became famine commissioner for Bhagalpur. After visiting Scotland Inglis returned to manage extensive government territory" (Australian Dictionary of Biography). He left India for Australia in 1877 on account of his health. He became active in colonial politics, developed his business interests, and founded the Australian Secular Association. Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier was well-received, and reprinted as part of one of his later works, Tent Life in Tigerland (1888).

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Description

Octavo (221 x 140 mm). Contemporary red crushed half morocco, raised bands to spine, dog-tooth roll gilt either side, compartments ruled in gilt and blind with floral corner- and centrepieces gilt, red cloth sides triple-ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Wood-engraved frontispiece, 5 similar plates, vignettes to the text.

Condition

Joints and extremities lightly rubbed, front board unevenly sunned, lower outer corners worn, light spotting front and back. A very good copy.

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