Pigsticking, or Hog-Hunting. A Complete Account for Sportsmen and others. Captain R. S. S. BADEN-POWELL.

Pigsticking, or Hog-Hunting. A Complete Account for Sportsmen and others.

London: Harrison and Sons, 1889. FIRST EDITION. Large octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.211; [1], imprint; [16], advertisements. Bound in publisher's blue-black cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board, sepia floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout by the author, depicting the techniques and tribulations involved in the pastime of spearing wild pigs from horseback. Some very light wear only; final leaf of ads uncut. A fine, bright copy, formerly the property of General Viscount Garnet-Wolseley [1833-1913], head of the British Army, with his armorial bookplate to the pastedown. A particularly fine copy with an interesting provenance/association; the distinguished soldier Field Marshal Wolseley, later Baron Wolsely of Cairo was the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces at the time of the Siege of Mafeking at which Baden-Powell was the garrison commander; when the siege was lifted, B-P was promoted to Major-General, becoming a national hero and as such it is almost certain he was familiar with Wolseley. Item #50621

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