Two volumes. One of one thousand sets.
London: British Sports and Sportsmen, 1912 - 1914. Profusely illustrated with photogravures and black and white photographs.
Large thick folio, full red morocco ruled and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some rubbing of edges and spine, slight wear of covers, else fine.
Volume I on Hunting contains 20 articles on nearly every phase of hunting, mostly in Great Britian, plus articles on hunging in the colonies, altogether 643 pages. In addition there are lists of celebrities of the hunting field, an index to hunts, etc. More than 120 photogravures illustrate the volume, plus another 250 illustrations.
Volume II is titled Big Game Hunting and Angling. It contains 593 pages, is indexed and has more than 80 full page photogravure plates, and also more than 250 illustrations in the text. This volume deals not only with the subject in England, but also extensively with big game hunting in Germany, Portuguese East Africa, Central Africa, Rhodesia, India, Ceylon, Java, Alaska, British Columbia and Sardinia and includes a chapter on "Fur Trapping in North America". Contributors to this section include such authorities as F. C. Selous, James Sutherland, J. Turner-Turner, C. Radcliffe, C. Phillips-Wooley, J. Stathan and others. Contributions to the section on fishing include Turner-Turner, F. G. Aflalo, R. B. Marston, Frederick Morgan, Cecil Braithwaite and others, on angling in England, salmon and trout fishing in New Zealand, Sporting Fish, salt water fishing for tarpon and other big game fish.