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

[China] — Francis A. Groom 
'THE SPORTSMAN'S DIARY FOR SHOOTING TRIPS IN NORTHERN CHINA'. SHANGHAI: THE "NORTH CHINA HERALD" OFFICE, 1873  
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[China] — Francis A. Groom 
'THE SPORTSMAN'S DIARY FOR SHOOTING TRIPS IN NORTHERN CHINA'. SHANGHAI: THE "NORTH CHINA HERALD" OFFICE, 1873  
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6,0008,000
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[China] — Francis A. Groom 
'THE SPORTSMAN'S DIARY FOR SHOOTING TRIPS IN NORTHERN CHINA'. SHANGHAI: THE "NORTH CHINA HERALD" OFFICE, 1873  
4to (10 1/8 x 8 in.; 257 x 203mm). Title-page, printed preface and index, autograph manuscript by Jones, printed work with manuscript insertions (manuscript 119pp., printed 56pp.); minor toning, marginal tear to lower corner of one leaf. Original roan, covers with double gilt-rules, upper cover gilt-lettered, flat spine with gilt rules; recased, preserving central compartments of original covers and endpapers with corners renewed, some rubbing and soiling to covers. [With]: A small collection of related material, including: Chinese permits for shooting, a permit to shoot in Hong Kong and the New Territories, manuscript maps, letters, etc. Volume and ephemera in black cloth chemises, together in quarter black morocco slipcase, spines with gilt rules and lettering. 
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Only edition, signed presentation copy from the author to Douglas Jones

"The immense tracts of country available for purposes of sport and well stocked with game, the entire absence of game laws, and the friendly disposition of the natives, combine to render Keang-soo and the adjoining provinces a very Paradise for sportsmen..." (Groom, from the Preface). The diary features practical divisions, such as a "Register of Game Bagged", and even a "Vocabulary" section with Chinese/English translations and accompanying phonetic pronunciations, counting "I will give you a reward," and "If you get hurt don't blame me," among its phrases.  

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