BRYDEN, HENRY ANDERSON The Great and Small Game of Africa.
London: Rowland Hill, 1899. One of 500 copies, this copy 48, signed by Rowland Hill. Publisher's green cloth. 11 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches (29 x 24 cm); xx 612 pp.; 15 very fine hand-colored plates, and text illustrations throughout. Binding worn but sound, small tear to head of spine. Tear to one index leaf neatly repaired. Bookplate of the Chelsea Public Library (with several small, discreet library marks).
The classic work on African big game. While H.A. Bryden was the general editor, Richard Lydekker was a major contributor. Other contributors include most of the greatest hunters and explorers of the period: Arnold, Bryden, Buckley, Clarke, Delamere, Elliot, Ffinch, Hunter, Inverarity, Jackson, Johnston, Vaughan Kirby, Lydekker, Marriott, Neumann, Pease, Penrice, de Poncins, Rendall, Selous, Sharpe, Sitwell, Straker, Swayn, and Poulett-Weatherley. The fine large hand-colored plates are by J. Smits. Hosken 30; Czech (Africa) p. 25.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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