Guide to big game hunting in the Nilgiris, 1924


Big Bore – John V Shehan: A Guide to Shikar on the Nilgiris. New Edition with a Map. SPCK Depot, Vepery [Madras] 1924 New edition, small 8vo [7½ x 5 ins].

Folding Sportsman’s Map of the Nilgiris on a scale of 4 miles to 1inch [split along one fold without loss, hunting grounds underlined in red], xix, [1p Errata], 269pp, 12pp advertisements. Original cloth with black lettering to front board, neatly re-spined with printed paper title label, some wear to binding but text block very clean, map neatly folded despite the split, contemporary ownership signature R. H. Eagan, Yawataung 9-3-27 to ffep. A useful localised hunting book with all the necessary information [beating for tigers, camp arrangements, elephants, trophies, seasons, sample game diary] over several pages]. Czech p36.        oct12/1