London: Adam & Charles Black, 1896. First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good Hardcover.
Half navy-blue leather with five raised spine bands and decorations on to lighter blue cloth with an emblem in gilt. All edges gilt. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; 356 pages with index. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with sun-fading on the spine and a scuff on one lower corner. Offsetting onto the endpages. Illustrated with photogravure frontispiece; full-page b/w prints and drawings in text.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #012106
A classic account of Alpine sport, mostly in the Austrian Alps including chamois-stalking, stag, roebuck, and other big game. "Sport in the Alps is altogether one of the most complete existing accounts of a fascinating subject . excellent dissertations on the history of sport." [Times]
William Adolph Baillie Grohman was an Anglo-Austrian author of works on the Tyrol and the history of hunting, a big game sportsman, and a pioneer in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
Full title: Sport in The Alps in the Past and Present. An account of the chase of the chamois red-deer bouquetin roe-deer capercaillie and black-cock with personal adventures and historical notes and some sporting reminiscences of H.R.H. the Late Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
REF: Speake, 101; Publisher's Advert; Mather & Crowther v14, 472