Rowland Ward. 1909 London, 1st English edn, 252pp, illus, rear-pocket pull-out map. A very good plus copy, map has no tears, no bookplates, previous owner's neat ink signature. Item #002026
In 1906 Paul Niedieck traveled from London to Alaska, across the Bering strait to Siberia, Kamchatka Peninsula, Japan and from there back. He had visited Alaska and British Columbia in 1903 and 1904 and was once more setting out for an expedition after the big-game of the North. On the Kamchatka Peninsula he hunted several giant bears as well as the Kamchatka sheep, back in Alaska he attempted a hunt after walrus and subsequently shot a monster moose with a spread over 77 inches. There are few books on shooting in this part of Russia from before WW I and the same is true for books on big-game hunting in Alaska.