Sport in Bengal: - and How, When, and Where to Seek It -
Edward B. Baker
1887 - Ledger, London - First Edition
With folded colour map in pocket to rear.
‘A high ranking police official in Bengal, Baker calls upon forty years of experiences in detailing wild sports in the region. There are descriptions of hunting wild boars from horseback and on foot with spears, as well as excellent chapters on tiger shooting. He relates episodes of bison hunting, noting that the herds in eastern and southern Bengal had declined considerably. He also reports on hunting panther and bear, though the latter’s numbers were also declining.
Of additional interest is a chapter on stalking rhinoceros. Though lacking illustrations, this is quite a detailed and well-written record of sport in the Bengal region of India.’ - Czech(Asia 18)