LEONARD, Major Arthur Glyn. The Camel. Its uses and management. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1894.
8vo. Original plum cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine, bevelled edges; pp. viii + 335, publisher's note bound in to front endpapers; light scratches to spine, very good.
First edition. Scarce. Leonard was an interesting character who served as a transport officer in Africa, India and Afghanistan with the East Lancashire Regiment and wrote a number of books including an early, sympathetic 'psychological' study of Islam. This is his only work of natural history and one of few monographs on the camel. It deals with the biology and habits of the animal, and its practical uses as a beast of burden. As a transport officer he had a unique insight into the military advantages of the use of camels in the right conditions, and it is for fellow soldiers that this book is primarily intended.