Pen and Pencil Sketches, being the Journal of a Tour in India.

London: John Murray, 1833.

Price: $1,100.00


About the item

Second edition. Frontispieces in each volume, map. 16 engraved plates after the author and 9 woodcuts. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary green morocco gilt extra, all edges gilt, with With armorial bookplates bearing the motto "Mens conscia recti." Some foxing , very handsome. Czech, Asia, p. 145.

Item #316978

"Traveling throughout India, the author hunted tiger near the Ganges and in the Dehra Dun. He spent time among the Mahrattas, observed wild elephants, and participated in antelope hunting with cheetahs and falcons. He also hunted lion between Pewur and Hansi, and though none were obtained, Mundy includes a discussion of the lion hunting exploits of Col. James Skinner and William Fraser. The plates of tiger hunting from elephant back are quite striking" (Czech).