Big Game and Big Game Rifles

Taylor, John ("Pondoro")


This copy has the "Orlando Paes" ownership stamp on the free front end paper and the last page. Orlando Paes Mamede was a well known professional big game hunter. See the image of the pen gift inscription. Original brown cloth boards with gilt titling on the spine. Top edge red. 215 pages, frontis photographic illustration and several useful tables that occur on 8 pages. CONDITION DETAILS: The gilt on the spine is a bit faded and there is some light wear. The free end papers are browned. Browning and foxing on other pages is mild. There is a bit of spotting on the page edges. There is a small indentation on the upper board which has caused a few small tears to the front paste down. The pen gift inscription - see image - is either a flaw or a nice association - its provenance for the buyer to work out.


  • Publisher: Herbert Jenkins Limited
  • Publisher Place: London
  • Date of Publication: 1948
  • Edition: First
  • Jacket Condition: None
  • Binding Condition: Light wear
  • Overall Condition: A reasonable copy
  • Size: 219mm x 144mm
  • Lot No: 131
  • Reserve: $40
  • Estimate: $75

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