EGERTON, FRANCIS Journal of a Winter's Tour in India: with a Visit to the Court of Nepaul.
London: John Murray, 1852. First edition. Two volumes. Contemporary three-quarters calf over marbled boards, the spines in six compartments separated by five raised bands, morocco gilt lettering pieces in two and the rest gilt-tooled. 7 x 4 1/2 inches; [x], 301; [x], 290; folding map, frontispieces, tailpieces. Generally a bit worn particularly at corners and heads of spines, map and endpapers a bit foxed, bookplates to front pastedowns.
With armorial bookplates of Sir Robert North Collie Hamilton, 6th baronet.
"Egerton, an officer in the Royal Navy, kept a diary detailing his journey to India. He landed in Ceylon where he met Samuel White Baker, then proceeded to hunt elephant and buffalo with Baker while on the road from Kandy to Trincomalee. While traveling through various parts of India, Egerton witnessed hunting deer with cheetahs, as well as partaking in a bit of bird shooting. While in Gwalior, he and his party hunted tiger from elephant back but succeeded only in bagging jungle deer. He also relates the elephant and crocodile hunting experiences of several other sportsmen" (Czech). Czech, Asia, p. 70; Yakushi E16. (2)
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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