[Bristol: Mardon, Son and Hall, Limited, n.d., ca. 1920].
First edition, “probably limited to about ten copies” (Czech). [x], 144 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. Publisher's red cloth. Minor rubbing, else a fine copy Czech (Asia) p. 134. Not in OCLC. Item #314735
Evelyn John Mardon (1867-1958) went to Clifton College in Bristol, then in 1886 went to Christ's College, Cambridge, graduating with a degree in law. He was an administrator in the India civil service, serving as Inspector General of Registration, Commander of Excise and Stamps of Agra and Oudh, and in November 1897 in charge of the Naini Tal District. Throughout his career he was an enthusiastic hunter and photographer.
Shikar Memories is Mardon’s account of shooting trips in India. He spent time in Lucknow, Sitapur, Gorakhpur, Banda, Agra, Budaun District, Naini Tal District, Etawah District, Salt Range (Punjab), Tahr, and Bharal. He recalls tiger hunts, as well as leopard, brown bears and Himalayan black bears, chital, boar, tahr, muntjac, blackbuck, and other game.
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