Rowland Ward. 1913 London, 227pp, illus, large format with elephant drawing inset on the cover. A near fine copy, former owner's tasteful bookplate and name on end papers. Cloth bright, label onset bright, gilt bright. Item #002968
Very scarce Rowland Ward publication written by Rowland Ward himself and was published right after his death. Book contains the experiences of Ward as a taxidermist, naturalist, sportsman and publisher of many of the most famous hunters of the period. Gives a very interesting insight to the authors who had their books published by Rowland Ward at the turn of the century; Alfred Neumann, Frederick Selous, Captain Radclyfe, John Millais, etc. Very interesting book which was more than likely issued in a small number as it was issued for "private circulation" only. Morris, in his history of the Rowland Ward Ltd, claims only 50 copies were issued.