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Reminiscences of Sport in India.
London, W.H. Allen & Co., 1885. 8vo. Original burgundy cloth (secundary binding), spine ornamented and lettered in gilt, covers ruled in blind; pp. xi, [3], 419; frontispiece, 7 other plates by the author; binding a bit rubbed, a little browned in places and a few minot rears to a few pages. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to one Dr. Simon, Litchfield Barracks in 1897, on front paste-down. This is a classic 'stiff-upper-lipped' account, written with brisk military brio, while evincing much affection for his native servants - as long as they do not get ideas above their station! His discussion of "Shikar" proceeds thus: 'I use this very well known Oriental word for all kinds of sport, though, as a rule, the use of Indian words in English books is much to be deprecated'. Czech ; cf. Elliott - "Field Sports in India 1800-1947", 1973 (pp. 80 and 216).
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