Short Stalks (1892)

Edward North Buxton

Short Stalks or Hunting Camps North South East And West

Published: London, Edward Stanford, 1892

Date: 1892

Edward Stanford, London, 1892. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Bound in full cream vellum with styled gilt titles and decorations. The gilt is slightly faded, and there is discoloration to the velum, with a small closed split at the spine head, but remaining sturdy and attractive. Green marbled end papers, with a neat ink inscription to the free end paper. Text-block sound, but split along edge of hinge at the top revealing webbing, the free end paper is detaching. Pages smooth and clean, all illustrations present, plus numerous further illustrations within the text, and all in a very good copy. Scarce in this condition.

Hunting trips under six weeks and "all but one of them describe the chase and death of some wild animal", less we think the author too bloodthirsty he reminds us that he has been personally responsible for the deaths of only 80 four footed animals; includes a section on the Rocky Mountains.

Very good plus



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