Journal of Herbert Edward Pretyman, Lieutenant Grenadier Guards - Written during his Expedition to the Kittar Mountains, between Kenneh (on the Nile) and the Red Sea. 1891 - INSCRIBED - Herbert Edward Pretyman. Rev. Frederic Pretyman. 1892 - Printed for Private Circulation, London - First and Only Edition Inscribed ‘W. H. Mills from Frederic Pretyman Gt. Carlton 1893.’

A near fine and extremely rare example of this journal which covers Pretyman’s 1891 hunting trip in the Kittar mountains, the Eastern Desert of Egypt, using the only known map of the area produced by Floyer four years earlier. Illustrated with a full page photo-lithographic plate of Herbert Pretyman, 34 other plates from photographs and a two page sketch map of the Kittar Mountains to the rear.

Lieutenant H. E. Pretyman travelled back from Ismalia to London in 1891, he died the same year, whilst Camp Adjutant at Bisley, and it is believed he had not fully recovered from a severe attack of typhoid and jaundice in 1889. His father the Rev. Frederic Pretyman arranged to have the journal published a short while later.
  Provenance: With the bookplate of Henry William Mills.

References: [Not in Czech,
Asian Big Game Hunting Books. Meckly - Alpine Journal. Bibliography of Privately Printed Mountaineering Books 204. Lloyd - Catalogue of the Graham Brown and Lloyd Collections in the National Library of Scotland 813. Shelf-catalogue of the Lloyd Collection of Alpine Books.]

pp. 50. Photographic plates consist of the frontispiece, 14 full page images, and 20 half page images (two photographs per page).
  Condition: Near fine, marking to lower spine and corner of rear board, very light rubbing to corners and edges of spine, over-opened at page 21.   Ref: 104890   Price: HK$ 10,000