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

[India and Tibet]
'A HUNTING DIARY OF ELEVEN EXPEDITIONS THROUGH INDIA AND TIBET: 1875-1895'. N.P.: CA. 1898
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India and Tibet]
'A HUNTING DIARY OF ELEVEN EXPEDITIONS THROUGH INDIA AND TIBET: 1875-1895'. N.P.: CA. 1898
Estimation
1 5002 500
Lot. Vendu 2,125 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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[India and Tibet]
'A HUNTING DIARY OF ELEVEN EXPEDITIONS THROUGH INDIA AND TIBET: 1875-1895'. N.P.: CA. 1898
Small 4to (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.; 205 x 165 mm). 252pp. (29 of which blank) of manuscript diary entries in black ink. Original limp black morocco, covers gilt-ruled, edges marbled, marbled endpapers; edgewear, spine inelegantly rebacked with black paper. In half black morocco slipcase and folding chemise. 
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Description

A compelling manuscript account of eleven expeditions through India and Tibet, led by an unidentified British army officer who was stationed in the region for over 20 years.  The diary is organized into sections according to the animal being hunted: urial, shapoo, burrel, Himalayan Ibex, tahr, goosel, serow, musk deer, Tibetan gazelle, argali, kyang, and Indian bison, with each offering a physical description of the animal in question, along with a brief account of its habits. Of the ibex, he notes: "They can make their way in the most miraculous manner & at an astonishing pace over seemingly impossible ground."

During his travels, the author outlines the native customs, the manner in which white men are treated, that British officers are restricted from entering "Chinese" Tibet, and even the fear he felt whilst taking part in an exorcism. 

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