Lot 413: Author: Cumming, Lt. Col. Gordon; Title: Wild Men and Wild Beasts: Or scenes in Camp and Jungle; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons; Date Published: 1888; Description: xiv, , 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. Condition: Some soiling and rubbing to cloth,slight fraying to some corners; hinges cracked; else very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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