The Shikari; A Hunter's Guide

GRANT, Claude H.B. The Shikari; A Hunter's Guide.

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GRANT, Claude H.B. The Shikari; A Hunter's Guide. Westminster, S.W., The Research Publishing Co. Ltd., 1914.

8vo. Original black illustrated cloth; pp. viii, 159, with a collotype frontispiece of a snarling cheetah, and 8 other evocative sporting plates, all after drawings by the author, and wood-engraved illustrations in text of suitable guns, ammunition, taxidermy techniques, etc.; onlu light rubbing to extremities, internally only here and there very light spotting; a very attractive copy.
First edition. This is a thoroughly practical guide to "modern" shikar, with everything required for a successful outcome, and even with cooking techniques: "There is no nicer way of cooking birds than the old time-honoured method of baking them whole in their feathers, by covering them in clay, and having dug a hole in the ground, and thoroughly heated it, place the bird in as a loaf of bread into an oven." - The author recommends currying an antelope, having parboiled the meat in a "kaffir pot".
Burton 117; cf. Elliott - Field Sports in India, London, 1973.