Wild Sport in The Outer Hebrides

PEEL, C.V.A. Wild Sport in The Outer Hebrides.

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PEEL, C.V.A. Wild Sport in The Outer Hebrides. London, F.E. Robinson & Co., 1901.

8vo. Original crimson ribbed cloth with bevelled edges, upper cover blocked in gilt, gilt lettering to spine, top edges gilt; pp. xvi, 133 (+ 3pp. adverts), with a photogravure frontispiece by George Edward Lodge, portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and 15 photographic plates and illustrations; apart from very light spotting initially and at the end, a near-fine copy.
First edition. This is a beautifully designed book, printed on fine paper stock.'The Outer Hebrides are perhaps the least known, and in consequence still remain the wildest portion, of the British Isles. To one who loves to study the ways and the habits, the goings and the comings, of animals and birds, these islands are a paradise. In order to get a good bag of wild-fowl when October has once set in the sportsman must of necessity rough it. Day after day one comes home drenched to the skin' (Introduction). 'Eight chapters on shooting and fishing in the Hebrides. His game were pigeon, geese, woodcock and snipe' (Chute). The appendix lists animals observed by the author in the author in the Outer Hebrides. The index makes this book a valuable reference work for the naturalist.
Chute 517.