Small quarto, [vii]-xxiv, 380 pages with 20 illustrations.
Original black-pictorial dark green cloth rubbed at the extremities, with slight wear to a few spots; rear cover scratched and scuffed, with a light (clear dried glue?) stain; bottom edge lightly stained; a very decent copy lacking the front flyleaf... Read complete entry
Quarto (255 x 197 mm), [ii] (blank), xiv, 153 (last blank),  (index, colophon) pages with 'over 150 Illustrations of Guns and Rifles' and 16 line illustrations of military rifle cartridges.
Brown stippled cloth; edges and endpapers a little foxed; first and last pages offset; slight marginal discolouration to one opening (from a small tipped-in newspaper cutting, still present); an excellent copy.
On the front flyleaf are an early ownership signature, and two related newspaper clippings (one referring to a triple-fatality in December 1839 at the Melbourne gunshop of John Blanch, a forebear and namesake of the publisher).
Papered boards lightly rubbed and bumped; edges a little marked; a very good copy with the slightly worn dustwrapper.
'This is probably unique in being the first book to be written in the English language dealing exclusively with the habits and hunting of the major game animals found in Northern South America, as well as with a number of the more important lesser mammals' (dustwrapper blurb).
Octavo, [ii] (certificate of limitation), x, 275,  (publisher's list),  ('Remarks') pages with 44 pages of plates (all taken by the author).
Gilt-pictorial synthetic cloth a little rubbed on the hinges near the head and foot of the spine (from the slipcase); an excellent copy in the slipcase (a little rubbed and bumped, with the title and author handwritten in gold ink on its spine).
Number 136 of only 500 copies signed by the author.
Berlin, Allgemeiner Verein fur Deutsche Litteratur, 1901 (seventh edition).
Octavo, two volumes, [xii], 422 and [x], 396 pages with numerous illustrations plus 20 plates and a folding map.
Attractive blind-stamped black- and gilt-pictorial cloth with bevelled edges; covers a little scuffed and slightly marked; spines lightly sunned; edges slightly marked; bottom corners slightly worn; a very good set.
With the armorial bookplate of one Klinghardt on both pastedowns. India, Burma, Ceylon.
Cloth marked and a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities; slight paper residue on the rear endpaper; first and last pages offset; edges foxed (with minimal foxing scattered throughout); overall a very good copy.
A lot of the diversions involve hunting. With the ownership signature (Azare, Nigeria, 1934) of Sir Walter Crocker (with the Colonial Administration Service in Nigeria, 1930-34, Australian High Commissioner to India, 1952-55 and 1958-62 and Australian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, 1965-67).
Quarto (254 x 192 mm), x, 234,  (left blank for 'Notes', the last with the colophon),  (publisher's advertisements) pages with 38 illustrations.
Brown buckram mottled and a little sunned on the spine; corners slightly bumped; front flyleaf slightly creased near the top corner; endpapers offset, with surface loss to a small spot on each pastedown (where some tape has been removed); slight... Read complete entry
Square quarto, xii, 324 pages with numerous illustrations from photographs (many full-page, many in colour); two certificates of limitation are bound in at the front of the book.
Gilt-decorated cloth; slight water-cockling to the blank margins of all top corners, and the bottom corners of the last half of the book (the latter with very light shallow tide-marks); a very good copy in the fine slipcase.
The twenty-fifth book in the publisher's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series. Five hundred copies of this first edition were printed (this is Number 427); all copies were signed by Prince Abdorreza and the author (on separate certificates of limitation). Prince Abdorreza Pahlavi (Shahpur Abdul Reza Pahlavi) died in May 2004, shortly after this book was published; he was half-brother of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran from 1941 until the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Small square quarto, illustrated papered boards; purchase details penned to the flyleaf; an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper rubbed and creased at the edges with some loss at the head of the spine.
Octavo, viii, 150, [1, blank] pages with two double-page maps plus numeorus pages of plates and endpaper maps.
Papered boards; head of the spine and top edge slightly bumped; ownership details; a very small surface abrasion to the last (blank) leaf with associated light mark to the last page; an excellent copywith the very good dustwrapper slightly rubbed,... Read complete entry
'A facsimile reproduction of the second enlarged edition of 1963 with the addition of a new foreword and notes on the Author'.