London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1853. Engravings. Third Edition / "New Edition" Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. 8vo, dark green decorative cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blind stamping and embossed gilt elephant on front cover bearing two men through tall grass hiding a tiger and cobra, Prefaces to First & Second Edition, engraved frontispiece and 5 illustrations, [archival glassine cover added], xiv, [xv-xvi], 359 pages. Very Good / None. Item #5977
An exciting pre-conservation ramble through rugged Indian hills and jungles where truly dangerous creatures lived. Relates interesting material on many local animals. Wonderfully illustrated.
Very Good condition. Light uniform age-toning to pages; clean unfoxed engravings with occasional small and light smudges in margins. Original pictorial tite page has slight soil to margins. Solid and unmarked copy with slight cocking. Cloth has minimal wear and gilt retains considerable brightness.