Rowland Ward. 1901 London, 445pp, 8 hand-colored plates, limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Rowland Ward, small folio. A near fine copy in original binding, no fading whatsoever. One blind stamp of 0.75 inch diameter of a previous owner on the title page. We have not seen a better copy in 10-15 years. Item #001719
This is the fifth and last book in the famous Lydekker and Bryden series covering all the game animals of the world. The 4th and 5th volume in this series were only issued in limited editions of 250 copies, while the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd volumes were all issued in limited editions of 500 copies. The beauty and craftsmanship of these books is beyond compare. The publisher and the editor gathered contributions from sportsman all over the world to comprise this volume. On top of all this, artists were commissioned to hand color all the plates in each book. A very fine production indeed of a book that can only become scarcer over time.