Sport and Travel in India and Central America

BAGOT, A.G. Sport and Travel in India and Central America.

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BAGOT, A.G. Sport and Travel in India and Central America. Chapman & Hall, 1897.

8vo. Original pale green buckram, titled in gilt on spine and upper cover, top edges gilt; pp. viii, 371, with a collotype frontispiece of the author on horseback, being chased by Central American bandits; binding a little marked, paper a little toned, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition in book form, scarce. This spirited account covers the Indian half of the book with chapters like "A Day's Pig-Sticking", "An Up-Country Cricket Match", "A Hawking Expedition", and "My First Tiger"; with the Central American section contributing: "A Central American Race Meeting", amongst anecdotes covering snipe shooting, fishing for "barracoutas", and a hunt for opossums, during which the bag comprised: "a boar, a stag, the jaguar, and a mountain cow." There are also sections on duck shooting in Chapters VI and VIII.
Burton 14; Heller 11; Phillips p. 29.

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