MY INDIA. By Jim Corbett.

MY INDIA. By Jim Corbett.


BIG GAME AND BIG GAME RIFLES. By John Taylor ("Pondoro").

SPORT IN THE LOW-COUNTRY OF CEYLON. By Alfred Clark, Forest Department, Ceylon. With illustrations. A complete and unabridged reprint of the edition of 1901.

(1901) 1971 new edition. 8vo paperback (138 x 213mm). Ppviii,142. B/w photographs. Paperback with dust-wrapper.

"While the information is valuable, the posed photographic plates reveal amateurish attempts to paint game into the scenes". (Czech)". This little book on Sport in the Low-Country is submitted to the public by the writer with diffidence, as he feels that there are men in the Island who are more competent than he to write on the subject. He, however, believes himself to be not altogether without qualifications for the undertaking, as he has spent the greater part of twenty-five years in the forests of the low-country, and has thus had, of necessity, many opportunities of observing the habits of wild animals and of learning by experience the best, pleasantest and cheapest ways of obtaining sport. It is not expected that experienced sportsmen will learn anything new from the following pages, but it is hoped that the little book will be found useful by strangers and new-comers going on their first shooting trip to the low-country". Chapters include:- Sport in former days; The low-country forests; Elephants; Elephant shooting; Elephant catching as sport; Leopards; Leopard shooting; Bears; Wild buffaloes; Sambhur (Elk); Cheetul (Spotted deer); Muntjak (Red deer); Wild pigs; Crocodiles; Miscellaneous game; Peafowl, jungle-fowl, snipe, and partridges; Tank birds; Night-shooting; The game laws; The decrease of game; its causes and remedies; Lost in the forest; Hints for a shooting trip; A few "don'ts".
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Author Clark (Alfred).
Book Code 17607
Book Description Low quality paperback binding but good-plus in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Paperback
Published Date 1971
Publisher Tisara Prakasakayo.
Place Dehiwala, Ceylon.