Hardcover, London: Richard Bentley, 1860. First Edition. Very Good+. Octavo, pp viii, 318. Frontispiece tinted lithograph of a bunchowr (wild Yak) hunt, 3 more full page tinted lithographs, 1 full page illustration, 3 illustrations in the text, 1 fold-out map. Bound in quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilded top page edges. Leather spine features 5 raised bands and gold spine titles. Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown is removable. Scattered age spotting to front endpapers - text and illustrations clean. Fold-out map has light spotting to margins with no tears.
Richard Henry Wallace Dunlop was a Scotsman in the Bengal Civil Service. He did not enjoy the hot season in the plains and spent every available leave hunting in the hills and mountains of the Himalaya. This book is not merely a recounting of his exciting hunting stories - it is also a practical guide for any British sportsman who wished to follow in his footsteps and enjoy hunting in the Himalaya. He covers all the necessary supplies including the best firearms to take. He describes hunts after elephant, tiger, deer, game birds including pheasant, wild yak, tibetan wild ass, and other animals. He discusses nature, geography, and the politics of the region including that of Tibet.
Richard Henry Wallace Dunlop returned to Scotland where he married his second wife and had 5 children. His oldest, Marion Wallace Dunlop, became a leading suffragette and was the first to use a hunger strike to further women's suffrage. She claimed she (and her father) were descendants of Robert Burns' patron and of William Wallace's mother. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages. [Item #77527]