Shikar Sketches with Notes on Indian Field-Sports
Shikar Sketches with Notes on Indian Field-Sports


Shikar Sketches with Notes on Indian Field-Sports

BROWN, J. Moray

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The sporting memoirs of a soldier based in India in the late 1800s. Often shocking by today's standards, Brown's attitudes towards animals and the native population reflect his time period. Though he stresses he is no great sportsman ("There are many men...who have made bigger bags and seen more of shikar than your humble servant"), Brown's lack of experience shows how widespread big game hunting was; one didn't need great wealth or skill to take part. He also discusses the use of natives as guides, local cooking and eating habits, and life as a British officer on duty in India, all providing insight into his time period. A. Moray Brown may be the author's son, Captain Alan Moray Brown, who died in France in 1915.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Hurst and Blackett
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1887
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xv, 336, [24] p. 20 cm. 9 b&w plates. Red cloth hardcover with black and gold impressing. Darkened spine with repaired ends. Some soiling to covers. Occasional foxing. Signed in pencil by A. Moray Brown on a front endpaper. P. 183 marked by offsetting from enclosures. 39 p. section with Indian sporting songs and 24 p. section at rear with publisher's advertising. Includes a folded short story, The Man-Eater, by G. B. Burgin, as well as letters to the author, one from Park Hall, Oswestry.

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