ROWLAND WARD'S RECORDS OF BIG GAME; African And Asiatic Sections, Giving their Distribution, Characteristics, Dimensions, Weights, and Measurements. Tenth Edition.
Rowland Ward. 1935 London, 10th edn, 408pp, illus, gilt letters. All round very good copy. Previous owner's neat ink inscription. Item #002982
This was the last edition issued before WWII. For some reason, this 10th edition is much scarcer than the others issued after WW I . The theories as to why this is so have ranged from the thought that Ward printed only few copies of this book because of the worldwide depression of the 1930s to the fact that this edition only contains Asian and African records and, therefore, a much lower demand was anticipated, which led to a smaller print-run. Whatever the case may be, this 10th edition is, indeed, much harder to get than most other volumes of Records of Big Game.