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Author
LYDEKKER, Richard.
Title
The great and small game of Europe western & northern Asia and America
Published
London: Rowland Ward,1901.
Description
FIRST EDITION. 4to., limited to just 250 numbered copies, it is signed by Rowland Ward, xx, 445pp., 8 hand-coloured lithographic plates, in original green cloth with gilt rule and embossed title to upper board; title in gilt to spine; some light wear; corners bumped; head and tail of spine pulled; bookplates of 'Bibliotheca Tiliana' & 'Biblioteka Lancicka' affixed to front pastedown. A companion to the author's 'Great and small game of India.' Features antlered and horned game of Asia, also includes hunting notes by Demidoff, Littledale and others.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Game of Europe, West and North Asia & America (8 figs). Types Common to both Hemispheres. (1) Rocky Mountain Bighorn (2) Kamchatkan Bighorn (3) Alaskan Bighorn (4) N.W. Bighorn (5) Scandinavian Reindeer (6) Woodland Reindeer (7) Elk (8) American Wapiti.
2. Game of Europe, West & North Asia & America (12 figs). Circumpolar and Old World Types. (1) Common Lynx (2) American Wolf (3) Alaskan Brown Bear (4) Kamchatkan Brown Bear (5) Polar Near (6) Wolverine (7) Chamois (8) Saiga (9) Przewalski's Gazelle (10) Mongolian Gazelle (11) Arabian Gazelle (12) Beatrix Pryx.
3. Game of Europe, West & North Asia & America (11 figs). European and Asiatic Types. (1) European Bison (2) Siberian Argali (3) Littledale's Sheep (4) European Muflon (5) Armenian Muflon (6) East Caucasian Rur (7) West Caucasian Tur (8) Spanish Tur (9) Alpine Ibex (10) Persian Wild Goat (11) Arabian Tahr.
4. Game of Europe, West & North Asia & America (8 figs). Asoatic and European Types. (1) Caspian Red Deer (2) Yarkland Stag (3) Manchurian Sika (4) Pekin Sika (5) Fallow Deer (6) Mesopotamian Fallow Deer (7) European Roe (8) Manchurian Roe (9) Siberian Roe.
5. Game of Europe, West & North Asia & America (9 figs) European and Asiatic Types. (1) Pere David's Deer (2) Chinese Water-Deer (3) Michie's Tufted Deer (4) Wild Boar (5) Manchurian Tiger (6) Manchurian Leopard (7) Wild Cat (8) Fuchow Cat (8) Spanish Lynx (9) Wild Dog.
6. Game of European, West & North Asia & America. Eat Greenland Bull Musk-Ox.
7. Game of Europe, West & North Asia & America (11 figs) American Types. (1) American Bison (2) Canadian Musk-Ox (3) White Goat (4) Pronghorn (5) White-tailed Deer (6) Mule-Deer (7) Marsh-Deer (8) Pampas-Deer (9) Chilian Guemal (10) Central American Brocket (11) Ecuador Pudu.
8. Game of Europe, West & North Asia & America (14 figs) American Types. (1) Guanaco (2) Vicugna (3) Collared Peccary (4) Roulin's Tapir (5) Common Tapir (6) Jaguar (7) Puma (8) Ocelot (9) Tiger-Cat (10) Red Lynx (11) Coyote (12) Maned Wolf (13) American Black Bear (14) Spectacled Bear.
References
Czech, Asian, p129
Hand coloured plates
8
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Animals, Natural history, World
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1193