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Hardback, Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and designs to spine and front. In very good condition. Small nicks to cloth on corners and ends of spine, no penned inscriptions. Pages all very clean and tight throughout. A very clean and tight copy. 152pp. 15 mounted colour plates & many b&w text illustrations. First edition of this beautifully illustrated, lyrical memoir by a young author who died in the First World War. Contains stories of hunting adventure in the Himalayas and notes about the flora and fauna. This volume contains 8 stories: The Scape-Goat; The Emerald of the Forest; The Ibex of Sha-Ping; Mountain Sprites; The Raiders; The Destroyers; Mountain Life at Close Quarters; The Spell of Laluni. “Bear with me, if you can. The stories are true in the main, and ‘fact is stranger than fiction’”; - from the prologue. The author died at the age of 24. Rundall was killed in action in 1914 (in the same battle that took his brother as well). The book is a series of stories of hunting adventure, told from both the hunter’s point of view and the hunted.
Title: The Ibex of Sha-Ping And other Himalayan Studies. With Numerous Pen and Ink Sketches and Coloured Plates by The Author.
Categories: Far East,
Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1915 (1st.):
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 81041
Keywords: FOREIGN TRAVEL::Far East LIEUT. L. B. RUNDALL, Ibex of Sha-Ping, Himalayan Studies, India, stories, hunting, adventure, first edition, 1915, macmillan, illsutrated, natural history, illustrated, colour plates,