"SNAFFLES" [Charles Johnson PAYNE]. More Bandobast. London, Collins, 1936.
Large 4to. Original oatmeal cloth lettered in black, with the rarely seen dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. ; with a profusion of illustrations throughout printed in monochrome, including one double-page, and 12 fine coloured plates mounted-at-large by "Snaffles"; wrapper with loss to spine, a few spots internally; a very good copy, inscribed to one General Butler for Christmas 1940, bookplate P. J. Thompson-Hill.
First edition. A collection of sketch-book drawings featuring scenes of elephant and stag-hunting, pig-sticking, shooting and horse-riding in the Indian sub-continent and East Africa, where the Somali pony is the ideal and hardy companion for pig-sticking, whereas in India elephants might be employed. Snaffles was born Charlie John Payne in Leamington Spa in 1884 and during his years of Colonial service he developed an early passion for hunting in all its forms, For over seventy years he was to be a keen follower of all types of hounds on horseback, on foot or, in his later years, by car. A talented painter and raconteur of his hunting and riding exploits in prose and verse.