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

[India — Travel and Sporting Sketchbooks] — [Horatio S.J. Ross]
"HORATIO S.J. ROSS, LATE BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE - TIGER SHOOTING &C. IN THE JUNGLES OF MIRZAPHORE, NORTH WEST PROVINCES, INDIA 1858-9-60 & 61" [TITLE INSIDE UPPER COVER]. [N.P.]: 1858-1861
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Travel and Sporting Sketchbooks] — [Horatio S.J. Ross]
"HORATIO S.J. ROSS, LATE BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE - TIGER SHOOTING &C. IN THE JUNGLES OF MIRZAPHORE, NORTH WEST PROVINCES, INDIA 1858-9-60 & 61" [TITLE INSIDE UPPER COVER]. [N.P.]: 1858-1861
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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[India — Travel and Sporting Sketchbooks] — [Horatio S.J. Ross]
"HORATIO S.J. ROSS, LATE BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE - TIGER SHOOTING &C. IN THE JUNGLES OF MIRZAPHORE, NORTH WEST PROVINCES, INDIA 1858-9-60 & 61" [TITLE INSIDE UPPER COVER]. [N.P.]: 1858-1861
2 volumes (10 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.; 260 x 372mm). Approximately 126 sketches, comprising 71 watercolors, 50 pencil or pen and ink sketches, and 5 maps, all of which mostly full page, with some accompanying manuscript text, many captioned in ink or pencil; some minor soiling or staining, a few leaves with closed tears, one or two with loss, two leaves with child's crayon markings (vol. I). Later half red morocco over brown cloth covered boards, spines with gilt-lettered brown labels, edges speckled red.
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Catalogue Note

Two rich manuscript accounts of hunting in India, wonderfully illustrated

The albums present here capture Horatio Ross's four years spent in India as a civil servant. He was based at Chunar Fort, located on the Ganges, and in the Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. Ross records a some official duties, but also illustrates scenes of domestic life, and many more of his hunting adventures, tallying "68 days out shooting, 70 head bagged."

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