PRACTICAL TAXIDERMY: A MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE AMATEUR IN  PRESERVING, AND SETTING UP NATURAL HISTORY SPECIMENS OF ALL KINDS. By  Montagu Browne, F.Z.S., etc. Third edition. Revised and brought up to date  by G. Ebsworth Bullen. Illustrated.

PRACTICAL TAXIDERMY: A MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE AMATEUR IN PRESERVING, AND SETTING UP NATURAL HISTORY SPECIMENS OF ALL KINDS. By Montagu Browne, F.Z.S., etc. Third edition. Revised and brought up to date by G. Ebsworth Bullen. Illustrated.

UMBULALA: THROUGH THE EYES OF A LEOPARD. By Lena Godsall Bottriell.  Artwork: Paul Bottriell.

UMBULALA: THROUGH THE EYES OF A LEOPARD. By Lena Godsall Bottriell. Artwork: Paul Bottriell.

FROM MY HUNTING DAY-BOOK. By His Imperial and Royal Highness the Crown Prince of the German Empire and of Prussia. Second edition.

(1912) 1912 2nd English language edition. 8vo (142 x 202mm). Ppxvi,131,i. Colour illustrated frontispiece and b/w photograph plates tipped-in, b/w illustrations. Green cloth, upper board and spine titled in gilt, bevelled edges.

Wilhelm, the final Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire, writes of his hunting experiences in Asia and Europe. Elephant, tiger, blackbuck, boar and buffalo in India and Ceylon along with ibex, roe, chamois, grouse, capercailzie and more in various countries across Europe. Illustrated with black and white photographs tipped on to thick card plates, a colour illustrated frontispiece and a hadful of black and white illustrations in the text. "In submitting this book to the reading public I confess to a certain sense of embarrassment. I should like from the first to warn my readers against harbouring any false illusions. I do not pretend to claim any literary merit for these plain, unadorned little sketches. There is nothing particularly striking about them; they do not bring to light any sensational revelations. They are just pages taken from the hunting diary of a man who loves open-air sport, and to whom Nature, grand and beautiful, is an inexhaustible source of delight and joy. I have a great admiration for Ganghofer, Perfall, Schillings, and many others who have written so admirably of sport and life in the open, both as hunters and as men of letters. But these pages ought not to be, and indeed must not be, compared with their works. My hand is more used to, and more skilled in the use of, bridle, rifle and alpenstock than the pen, and only the consciousness that I have enjoyed many hunting experiences which fall but to the lot of few has induced me to offer this little book to sportsmen". (From the author's introduction). Chapters include:- An elephant hunt in Ceylon; A tiger hunt in India; Pig-sticking; Shooting Alpine ibex; A fourteen-pointer; My first capercailzie; Stalking roe-buck in Silesia; Grouse shooting in Scotland; Two chamois hunts; The phantom stag; Blackbuck hunting; A drive at Mirzapur; A hunting expedition in the Ganges Delta; Conclusion. The first edition, published in 1912 by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart and Berlin, was titled 'Aus meinem Jagd-Tagebuch'. This English language edition was translated from the German by J.E. Hodder Williams.
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Author Ernst (Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August). (1882-1951). "Wilhelm, The German Crown Prince".
Book Code 47349
ISBN No ISBN
Book Description Cloth faded otherwise very good.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1912
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton.
Place London.