This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... The above sketch map attempts to indicate the distribution of lions throughout the world in recent times, and the only ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... The above sketch map attempts to indicate the distribution of lions throughout the world in recent times, and the only areas in which lions are likely to be found now. It is difficult to find reliable information as to the present distribution of the lion in Arabia, Persia, and towards the Afghan and Indian frontiers, and also as to some parts of Asia Minor. They certainly still exist in Mesopotamia between the lower Tigris and Euphrates, and are said to be numerous in certain districts of Southern Persia. I find in my notes on the fauna of Asia Minor, made during a journey in that country in 1891, the following: -- The lion is no longer found in Asia Minor, but it exists in Mesopotamia and Axabistan, between Poelis, west of Aleppo, and Deyr, and in the Euphrates Valley, where it frequents the impenetrable thickets growing in places along the banks and on the islands in the river; it is also found in the lower part of the Karun River, but is nowhere plentiful. It is asserted that there are two varieties, one with a mane and the other maneless; the latter variety is called the maneless Babylonian lion. In India they are surviving in a few localities, such as Kathiawar in small numbers; there may be odd ones in Rajputana. A generation ago they were comparatively common about Jodhpur, Oodeypur, Gwalior, Goona, Kota, Mount Abu, and Lalolpur. In 1880 lions were common near Ahmedabad. The last lion to be killed in the Allahabad country is said to have been killed in 1864. Formerly lions ranged as far west as Greece and Roumania, and at some remote period were distributed over Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and the British Isles. Such remains of Felis leo as have been found in Pleistocene formations of the temperate regions of the Old World...Read Less
Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels or limited small stickers. Book may have a remainder mark or be a price cutter.
Very Good. 0312001088 Tight, clean & white fine minus/VG+ HC (1st Ed/Peter Capstick series) w/unmarked interior/exterior--fine except for ever-so-slight cocking. Bright & glossy fine mylar protected DJ. Quick--ship! (7b9)
Fine in Fine jacket. Hardcover, book and dustjacket are in excellent condition (looks new), binding is tight as if unread, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, first printing of this edition as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page (was originally published in 1913), "extremely rare and fascinating classic by one of the greatest names in African hunting literature, " nice gift copy.
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