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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Carpenter, Percy 
'HOG HUNTING IN LOWER BENGAL'. LONDON: DAY & SON, 1861
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Carpenter, Percy 
'HOG HUNTING IN LOWER BENGAL'. LONDON: DAY & SON, 1861
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15,00020,000
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Carpenter, Percy 
'HOG HUNTING IN LOWER BENGAL'. LONDON: DAY & SON, 1861
Folio (23 5/8 x 16 1/2 in.; 560 x 420mm). Tinted lithographed title with hand-colored vignette, 8 hand-colored lithographed plates, all mounted on card with captions and ruled border printed in gold; foxing to text and mounts, occasionally affecting images, a little marginal waterstaining, one or two closed marginal tears. Contemporary morocco-backed cloth boards, upper cover gilt-lettered, flat spine gilt-lettered, all edges gilt; corners and spine somewhat rubbed. Blue cloth box.
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Provenance

The Library of Robert & Maria Travis (their sale, Sotheby's London, 26 May 2005, lot 52)  

Literature

Bobins 229; Czech, 'Asian' 44; Schwerdt I:97; not in Abbey

Catalogue Note

First edition. "One of the few books on pigsticking and very difficult to find in good condition" (Schwerdt). The hunting party consisted of fifteen members of the Club, including their guests, with around four horses per person and attendants, numbering around sixty people. There were also eleven elephants to act as beaters in the long grass, jungle, and woods on the plain. The hunt lasted three days during which time they killed thirty seven hogs.

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