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

[India — Travel and Sporting Narrative] — P. Neame
TWO MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF SHOOTING IN NORTHERN INDIA. KENT AND ROORKEE, CA. 1926; 1928
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Travel and Sporting Narrative] — P. Neame
TWO MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF SHOOTING IN NORTHERN INDIA. KENT AND ROORKEE, CA. 1926; 1928
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 2,375 USD
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[India — Travel and Sporting Narrative] — P. Neame
TWO MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS OF SHOOTING IN NORTHERN INDIA. KENT AND ROORKEE, CA. 1926; 1928
'Shooting in Tehri'. Faversham, Kent: Voile & Roberson, Booksellers And Printers, ca. 1926. 8vo (8 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.; 211 x 159mm). 83pp. typescript with annotations in ink, 15pp. manuscript in pencil, 70 gelatin silver prints (2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.; 60 x 85mm) mounted on leaves with manuscript captions in ink; occasional offsetting of type onto photos, minor toning to a few photos. Half brown calf over green cloth covered boards; calf rubbed with some loss, boards rubbed with some slight fraying. — 'Shooting in Ladakh'. Roorkee: Yaqub Ali, Book Binder, ca. 1928. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.; 210 x 140mm). 176pp. typescripts with annotations in ink, 124 platinum prints (2 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.; 65 x 90mm) mounted on leaves with manuscript captions in ink, folding map at rear; one or two stray spots, not affecting images, minor toning to a few images, splits to folds of map. Half brown calf over green cloth covered boards; calf rubbed with some loss, boards rubbed with some slight fraying. [With]: 3 dinner menus (two from the King George's Own Bengal Sappers and Miners), and 2 invitations laid in.
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Detailed accounts of shooting in India by an Officer in the Royal Engineers

Neame's accounts are thorough, and along with various sporting anecdotes, he records the details of camps, altitude, weather, game, food, expenses, etc. Neame also communicates the danger inherent in the region, writing: "The road was all right for the first 9 miles, a little snow in places only. After this, i.e. for the last 6 miles, we got onto proper snow, no path visible, and only a beaten down and very narrow track in the snow. In places the going was soft and heavy...All along the route there were signs of quite recent avalanches, and one or two came down - clear of the route - while we were marching: I eat my tiffin sitting on the roof of a house in a small village, the roof eaves being just level with the snow." The accompanying photographs are well-ordered, and offer a rich visual accompaniment to these compelling narratives.

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