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 ...
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 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...
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Good++, Good++ 8VO, B/W Phot & Ill, Hardcover. Hardcover. Brown cloth boards lightly bumped. Foxing to endpapers and foredges. Text pages are clean. Color photo illustrated dust jacket shows light edge wear and rubbing and has been placed in protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase.
Jacket By Doris Borowsky. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo, 291p, index, appendices. From the St. Martin's Press series, edited by Peter Capstick. Nice light brownish hardcover has bright gilt spine lettering. Thick, pretty pages, are clean; the binding is tight, sound. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Historic b&w photos. Frontispiece shows a (presumably) dead zebra, with a lion standing upon him. The caption says, 'A Somali lion killed by Sir A. E. Pease'--while this is confusing, it goes on to say, 'Mounted by E. Gerrard, Camden Town. Photographed by Dickenson. ' In fresh and lucid prose, Sir. Pease describes all aspects of lion history & lion hunting. Considered by some to be the finest book ever published on the subject--accurate & useful. Very nice copy.
Very Good. 0312001088 Quick--US Priority Ship! Reasonably square & tight 1987 full # line 1st Edition hardcover w/ clean & unmarked pages, cover & text VERY GOOD because of slight cocking, otherwise Like New. Clean & bright mylar protected LIKE NEW $15.95 dust jacket. Ships within 24 hours--w/ tracking # and secure packaging to avoid return hassles. (7c19)
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