The Highlands of Central India. Notes on their Forests and Wild Tribes, Natural History, and Sports.

By: Forsyth. J

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A classic of big game hunting in India; Commenting on forests and wild tribes, natural history, and sports. Specifically hunting the tiger but also buffalo, blackbuck, gazelle, bison, nilgai, sambur and lesser game.


Contemporary full gilt-tooled calf, the spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt morocco lettering piece in one. Half-title; Illustrated with 6 chromolithographic plates; black & white title page vignette and in-text illustrations; folding map. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Front joint reinforced.


Second edition; first published in 1871. 8vo; 825 x 5.25 inches; xii, 472 pp.; Appendices on diseases of the elephant; Rules for sale and lease of waste lands; Trees of the forest. Vocabulary of local terms of Hindi, Gond, and Korkoo languages. Edwin Ward contributed directions as to the preservation of the skins and other trophies of animals on the field.


With the bookplate of Richard Blanshard, first governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island, as well as that of Alfred Paul Bay.


Czech, Asia, pp. 81-82.

Title: The Highlands of Central India. Notes on their Forests and Wild Tribes, Natural History, and Sports.

Author Name: Forsyth. J

Categories: 19th CENTURY: Literature and Works, 19th Century, Asia & India, Natural History,

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall, Limited: 1872

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 010768

Keywords: Asia; Biography & Autobiography; Central Provinces; Description and travel; General; History; Hunting; India; Madhya Pradesh; Nature,