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Title:The Game-Birds of India, Burma and Ceylon. Volume III. Pheasants and Bustard-Quail
Price:GBP£75.00 (about USD$101.30)
Item ID:B009-2777
Publisher:The Bombay Natural History Society, London, 1930
Illustrator:Gronvold, H
Binding:Hardcover (Half Leather)
Dust Jacket:No Jacket
The Bombay Natural History Society, 1930, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First, Illustrated By: Gronvold, H

gilt titles spine, dark-green morocco and textured green boards, tissue-guarded b/w. illustration to pre-title page, first edition reprinted from the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society with 11 full-page colour illustrations from paintings by H. Gronvold & 9 b/w. photographic plates taken by Mr. D. Seth-Smith. Edward Charles Stuart Baker was a British ornithologist and police officer & one of the most eminent exponents of Indian ornithology. After being educated at Trinity College he entered the Indian Police Force in 1883, rising to the rank of Inspector-General. He spent most of his service in Assam, which provided him with the great opportunity of observing the wild life. He lost his left arm to a panther (in Silchar, Assam), was tossed by a gaur (Indian bison) and trampled by an Indian rhinoceros during various hunting expeditions.. He collected birds and wrote not only about ducks, but game birds and fauna of the area. A clean & tight copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 341 pages. minor marking to rear cover. Previous owner's signature in ink to fep. & small (4 words) neat note inside front cover. tiny blemish on boards at top front corner. Includes index. Illustrator: Gronvold, H. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Birds; Ornithology; Birds; Shooting; India; Natural History & Resources. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2777.
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