The Sportsman's Book for India; 1904, First Ed.

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Size (WxDxH): 6.25 x 3 x 9.25 inches
Medium: Antiquarian Book
Year: 1904
Edition: First Edition


First edition, with *errata, of “The Sportsman's Book for India” edited by F.G., Aflalo. Published by Horace Marshall & Son, London, in 1904. Contains fine folding colour map as frontispiece, 41 b/w photo plates, 3 other b/w maps. Part 1 - Shooting. Part II - Fishing. Part III - Sports and Games with Horses. Part IV - Some Minor Sports and Games. With contributions by noted hunters including Gerard, Kinloch, Bairnsfather, Taylor, Arbuthnot and more.
“Cheetah Hunting to Pig-Sticking, Rhinoceros Shooting to Polo, it's all here, a fascinating insight into relaxation in The Raj!.”

Background History:
The editor, Frederick George Aflalo (1870-1918) was a British zoologist and writer. The book was designed to provide practical information and advice for hunting and fishing throughout India, including pig-sticking, polo, golf and tennis as well as the longer sections on big game shooting and fishing.

Good condition. Original maroon cloth, stamped in gilt, with tiger on upper cover. Some fading, and water stains to cover. Corners and spine bumped. Toned and foxing throughout, but plates and maps bright and clean. Some pencil markings to margins. Stamp of A.H. Wheeler & Co on front end paper, and a stamp of Lucknow.
W. A. H. Wheeler & Co. Pvt. Ltd., commonly known as A. H. Wheeler or simply Wheeler, is an Indian-owned company that owns a bookstore chain. Cofounded by Émile Moreau, a French businessman, and T. K. Banerjee, an Indian businessman, and others, in Prayagraj in 1877. A. H. Wheeler borrowed its name from the then-successful London bookstore and its owner, "Arthur Henry Wheelers", who was also a friend of Emile Moreau and helped him financially. After its foundation in 1877, the company grew to have stores at railway stations all over India, especially in the north. In fact, up to 2004, it had a monopoly on selling books at railway stations.

*an error in printing or writing, i.e. a corrected error appended to a book by the publisher.