Lot 552 of 576:
Wild Men and Wild Beasts Later Printing  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$12
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$10 - $100

Title:
Wild Men and Wild Beasts: Or scenes in Camp and Jungle
Author:
Cumming, Lt. Col. Gordon
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Charles Scribner's Sons
Date:
1888
Description:

xiv, [2], 372 pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and numerous plates. (8vo) 18.5x12.5 cm (7½x5"), decorative tan cloth with blue and red inlay. Later Printing.

Sir William Alexander Gordon-Cumming, 4th Baronet was a Scottish landowner, soldier, adventurer and socialite. A notorious womanizer, he is best known for being the central figure in the royal baccarat scandal of 1891. In the Army he saw service in South Africa, Egypt and the Sudan; he served with distinction and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel.  He also spent time hunting in the US and India. This copy bears the bookplate of  John Patrick Ford.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some soiling and rubbing to cloth,slight fraying to some corners; hinges cracked; else very good.
 
Item number:
268260a
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