[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH | An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935
[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH | An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935
[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH | An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935
[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH | An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935
[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH | An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935
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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH | An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH | An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Sold:10,625USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

[INDIA] — JOHN CLOUGH

An archive of manuscript, typescript, and photographic material, related to John Clough's hunting expeditions in India. Ca. 1927-1935 


39 volumes, large 8vo and 4to (from 10 1/8 x 7 15/16 in.; 256 x 202 mm to 12 3/4 x 8 in.; 325 x 203 mm). Over 350 silver gelatin prints (from 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.; 58 x 85 mm to 8 5/8 x 6 in,; 220 x 151 mm); some toning to images, a few creased or torn. Various bindings, to include cloth covered boards with rounded spines and gilt labels, and black boards with red cloth spines; some rubbing, overall wear to boards, some spines frayed.


"The sight of the tiger when he first appeared was one I shall never forget, first of all his head and shoulders through the stems of the trees and then huge as after looking round about he began to come down into the ravine. The incidents which followed were too thrilling ever to be forgotten, and nothing could ever spoil the triumph of the evening's work. He was apparently a tiger which had done a great deal of damage last year amongst cattle and had been beaten for without success in the same place on more than one occasion" (12 April 1928). Of the 39 volumes, 20 are unique, with the rest being duplicates—or sometimes triplicates—of a given text. One volume, "Home-Leave May-October 1932" chronicles the Clough family's temporary return to the U.K. Another, titled "The Aysgarth Book," is "A Dialogue on One Act and an Epilogue: with a Praescript in Mockheroic Verse."   

John Clough (1904-1947), was a High Court Judge in Calcutta. Julian Clough, his twin brother, was Head of the Calcutta Office for the Scottish-based tea company, James Finlay.

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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