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Book Description

First edition reprinted from the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society with 11 full-page colour illustrations from paintings by H. Gronvold & 9 b/w. photographic plates taken by Mr. D. Seth-Smith. Includes index. Edward Charles Stuart Baker was a British ornithologist and police officer & one of the most eminent exponents of Indian ornithology. After being educated at Trinity College he entered the Indian Police Force in 1883, rising to the rank of Inspector-General. He spent most of his service in Assam, which provided him with the great opportunity of observing the wild life. He lost his left arm to a panther (in Silchar, Assam), was tossed by a gaur (Indian bison) and trampled by an Indian rhinoceros during various hunting expeditions. He collected birds and wrote not only about ducks, but game birds and fauna of the area. A clean & tight copy.
Dealer Notes
First edition; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; gilt titles spine, dark-green morocco and textured green boards, tissue-guarded b/w. illustration to pre-title page; previous owner's signature in ink to fep. & small (4 words) neat note inside front cover; tiny blemish on boards at top front corner.
Author Baker, E. C. Stuart
Date 1930
Binding Hardcover (Half Leather)
Publisher The Bombay Natural History Society, London
Illustrator H. Gronvold
Condition Good Condition/no dust jacket
Pages 341

Price: £75.00

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