The Big Game of Central and Western China, being an Account of a Journey from Shanghai to London Overland Across the Gobi Desert - Harold Frank Wallace 1913 - John Murray, London - First Edition With frontispiece, ten full-page and twelve half-page illustrations from drawings by the author, thirty-eight photographs, and two maps.

‘One of the best books on hunting in China, this work recounts the journey by Wallace and George Fenwick-Owen from Shanghai to the Russian city of Omsk.

Arriving when China was being convulsed by revolution, the pair entered the highlands near Sian-fu to hunt takin. Continuing into western Kanso, they stalked burhel, serow, roe deer, and wapati. As they entered the forbidding landscape of the Gobi Desert, Mongolian and Pzrewalski’s gazelles were bagged. Wallace’s illustrations, particularly of takin, are exceptionally nice.’ – Kenneth P. Czech, ‘
Asian Big Game Hunting Books’.
  Reference: Czech, Asian Big Game Hunting Books 221.

Octavo (book size cm), 22.7x15.8cm), pp. xviii 318. In publisher’s orange cloth, with Chinese characters and lettering in black to spine, author’s signature and horned skull blocked in black to front panel, top edge gilt.
  Condition: Near fine, light soiling to panels, spine slightly faded, rubbing to corners, spotting to foredge.   Ref: 107453   Price: HK$ 3,200