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Wilds Sports & Natural History of The Highlands

By Charles St John

1919

T. N. Foulis : London; Edinburgh

10.5" by 7.5"

xxix, 471pp [5]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A lovely example of this work of sporting and natural history from the Highlands of Scotland by the noted naturalist and author Charles St John.

This pleasing copy is bound in the original cloth binding. Charles St John was a naturalist and sportsman of the 19th century. This work explore the nature of the Highlands, and the sport of hunting. A comprehensive look into the wilderness of the Scottish highlands this work touches upon themes from hunting, trapping and poaching, to closer explorations into the nesting and feeding habits of the local wildlife. Edited by Sir Herbert Maxwell, the novelist and Conservative politician. An exploration of the Scottish highlands, from the perspective of this noted naturalist and sportsman. This particular work is one of many works by St John that explores the nature and wilderness of this region. With the bookplate of 'Augus A Macfarlane Grieve' from University College Durham. This appears to be the same MacFarlane-Grieve the former Master of Durham University, who was a noted academic, mathematician, and a highly decorative officer in the British Army. Alongside this bookplate of the noted academic the front pastedown also features an ink inscription from a second owner that reads 'George Burrell. West Lintmailing Manse Street, Galashiels (Bought 1957)' Illustrated throughout with 40 plates, collated, complete. Many of the coloured plates are reproductions of photographs by G. Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally smart with light bumping the head and tail of the spine and also to the extremities. With the previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown, alongside a ink inscription. Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Page are bright and clean, with a small amount of cockling to several pages, both to the front and rear of the volume.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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