Edward Arnold, 1908.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Black boards with gilt titles & elephant vignette to front board. A very good+ copy. Clean boards. Some pushing to extremities. Internally complete. Spotting to endpapers with an old ink inscription. Endpapers original & unsplit. Fully collated with all plates present. An attractive copy.
Abel Chapman was a Sunderland born hunter-naturalist. He saved the Spanish Ibex goat from extinction. Chapman travelled the world, particularly East Africa, studying and shooting both wild game & game birds. Many of his stuffed specimens can be seen in the Sunderland Museum & the National History Museum.