Item #15436 Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]. Colonel Pollok, W S. Thom.
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]
Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]

Wild Sports of Burma and Assam [Hunting South East Asia]

London: Hurst and Blackett, 1900. First Edition. Green cloth with stamped titles in gilt.

An updated and revised edition of Pollok's previous 'Sport in British Burma' published in 1879, from which many inaccuracies have since been corrected according to the preface. Includes descriptions of areas local to the various hunts, with practical advice on weapons, clothing, sleeping arrangements and organization of expeditions.

Green cloth with stamped titles in gilt and front decoration in black. with numerous illustrations from photographs and drawings including frontispiece, plus 3 color maps, 2 folding. 22.5 by 14 cm (8.75 by 5.5 in), Light wear and soiling to cloth, some fraying to extremities; front hinge cracking, a few pages carelessly cut, scattered foxing; Spine bands frayed.

Very Good / No Jacket. Item #15436

Authors Pollok and Thom examine big game hunting species-by-species with a description of their hunts culled from their notebooks and journals, as well as additional vignettes supplied by other sportsmen.

In Lower Burma, Pollok relates hunts after tiger and panther, with chapters on hunting buffalo, rhinoceros, gaur, tsine, and various deer species.

Thom, on the other hand, relates his shooting experiences in Upper Burma in the region between Mandalay and Rangoon after elephant, gaur, and tsine. He also offers a chapter on pig-sticking in Assam.

Ref: Czech, Asia, p. 165

Price: $245.00