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Author
LYDEKKER, Richard.
Title
The Great and Small Game of India, Burma & Tibet
Published
London: Rowland Ward Ltd., 166 Piccadilly, 1900.
Description
With 9 hand-coloured lithographed plates, and with many photographic plates to text. 4to. FIRST EDITION. Only one of 250 copies signed by the publisher (this copy # 219). Bound in original green cloth. Title gilt stamped to upper board and to spine, re-backed preserving original back-strip, inner hinges reinforced, extremities rubbed. Bookplate of Santvoord Merle-Smith to front pastedown.

Coloured plates in order:

1. (1) Indian Elephant / (2) Indian Rhinoceros / (3) Javan Rhinoceros / (4) Sumatran Rhinoceros / (5) Malay Tapir / (6) Kiang.
2. (1, 1a) Gaur / (2, 2a) Gayal / (3) Burmese Banting, or Tsiang / (4, 4a) Yak / (5, 5a) Indian Buffalo.
3. (1, 1a) Marco Polo's Sheep / (2, 2a) Tibetan Argali / (3) Sha / (4, 4a) Urial / (5, 5a) Bharal.
4. (1, 1a )Sind Wild Goat / (2, 2a) Himalayan Ibex / (3) Astor Markhor / (4) Pir Panjal Markhor / (5, 5a) Suleman Markhor / (6) Himalayan Tahr / (7) Nilgiri Tahr.
5. (1, 1a) Mishmi Takin / (2, 2a) Himalayan Scrow / (3) Goral / (4) Chiru / (5) Blackbuck / (6) Four-horned Antelope / (7, 7a) Indian Chinkara Gazelle / (8) Persian Goitred Gazelle / (9) Goa Gazelle / (10) Nilgai.
6. (1) Hangul / (2) Shou / (3) Thorold's Deer / (4) Indian Sambar / (5) Malay Sambar / (6) Chital / (7) Swamp-Deer / (8) Thamin.
7. (1) Hog-Deer / (2) Indian Muntjac / (3) Tenasserim Muntjac / (4) Tibetan Tufted Deer / (5) Musk-Deer / (6) Indian Chevrotain / (7) Indian Wild Boar / (8) Pigmy Hog.
8. (1) Indian Lion / (2) Bengal Tiger / (3) Indian Leopard / (4) Persian Leopard / (5) Snow-Leopard / (6) Cloudec Leopard / (7) Fishing-Cat / (8) Leopard-Cat / (9) Jungle-Cat / (10) Caracal / (11) Tibetan Lynx / (12) Hunting-Leopard.
9. (1) Binturong / (2) Striped Hyaena / (3) Tibetan Wolf / (4) Indian Wolf / (5) Wild Dog / (6) Himalayan Panda / (7) Short-tailed Panda / (8) Himalayan Brown Bear / (9) Tibetan Blue Bear / (10) Himalayan Black Bear / (11) Malay Bear / (12) Sloth-Bear.
References
Nissen ; Casey Wood;
Hand coloured plates
9
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Animals, India
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
471