Diary of the Ewo Party Up-Country Shooting Trips in the Yangtse Valley, China. From Season 1874-75 to 1890-90. [At head of title:] For Private Circulation only.
[London: Printed at the Army-Navy Cooperative Society Limited, 1890].
3 mounted albumen photographs of the shooting party with their trophies, head- and tailpieces. xii, 170 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5 -3/8 inches; 196 x 137 mm). Presentation Copy. Contemporary full black morocco over stiff card, covers ruled in silver, upper cover with text in blindstamp, edges silvered, decorative endpapers. Finely rebacked to style; edges rubbed. Black morocco backed slipcase and chemise OCLC 42241800 (Princeton). Item #312761
A signed presentation copy from the author, John Bell-Irving, to Douglas Jones.
Bell-Irving was a Scottish businessman and partner in the Hong Kong trading firm Jardine Matheson, and a director of the Hong Kong Electric Company. Jones was Secretary of the Union Insurance Society of Canton, of Shanghai.
"The greatest pleasure in up-country shooting trips," Bell-Irving claims, "is the idea of perfect freedom, far removed from business cares, and beyond the reach of letters and telegrams." Succinct account of many hunting trips, after pheasant, waterfowl, deer, and other game, with observations on weather and conditions and game bag. Bell-Irving and Jones are quoted frequently in Wade’s With Boat and Gun in the Yangtze Valley (2nd ed., 1910).
A SUSTANTIAL ACCOUNT OF SPORT ALONG THE YANGTZE OVER THREE DECADES.
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