Titre : ROYAL QUEST
Éditeur : Safari Press
Reliure : Soft cover
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
2004 Long Beach, 325pp, profuse color and b&w photos, limited to 50 numbered, leatherbound, clamshell cased copies signed by Prince Abdorreza and Bill Quimby. Book and slipcase in near new condition, in addition this copy INSCRIBED by HIH Abdorreza at the SCI convention of 2004 which was the only time he made an appearance to sign this book, shortly be fore his death. In addition although 50 books were supposed to have been made of this leatherbound edition, only 31 were ever bound because 19 signature sheets were destroyed accidentally in transport to the binder. His Imperial Highness Prince Abdorreza of Iran is an internationally known big-game hunter famous for his startling world records and the diverse nature of his hunts. He began his hunting career at an early age on the outskirts of Teheran, shooting birds and rabbits; from there he graduated to the most stellar hunting career ever seen. Prince Abdorreza was the first hunter after WWII to hunt Marco Polo sheep in Afghanistan and the Russian Pamirs, an expedition that lasted over 7 weeks and took dozens of yak and men. He was privileged to hunt some of the most unusual animals on earth for the National Museum of Iran: Arabian tahr; Siberian tiger; all subspecies of markhor; just about every sheep in Asia, and all the sheep of Africa, Europe, and North America. He holds numerous world records and has more trophies entered in the Rowland Ward and Boone and Crockett record books combined than any other person. His list of accomplishments is so long that they cannot all be listed, but here are several to give you a taste of this book: no less than four expeditions to the Pamirs after Marco Polo sheep; pioneering hunts in the Tian Shan of China and Siberia as early as the 1970s; all the spiral-horned antelope of Africa; no less than twelve tigers; the walia or Ethiopian ibex; banteng in Indonesia; and gaur in Nepal. The Prince has hunted with the greats of the big-game hunting world such as Syd Downey, Pinnell & Talifson, Jack O'Connor, Elgin Gates, and Herb Klein. James Mellon accompanied the Prince on several expeditions, and some of the hunts these two men experienced in Oman, Pakistan, and Peru will never be repeated. Not a person to rest on his laurels, he accelerated his hunting when he well in his 70s! His last hunts included wild yak and chiru antelope in Tibet, a 65-plus-inch kudu, and was been trying for a 50-inch buffalo. This book, written by the former editor of Safari magazine, is based upon countless hours of taped interviews and complete access to Prince Abdorreza's photo albums and diaries. No other hunting book will ever tell a story like this! This royal-blue leather bound edition is limited to 50 copies, (numbered 1-50) stamped with the crest of HIH Prince Abdorreza. It has hand marbled end papers and is housed in a linen clamshell box, lined with hand-made marbled paper. Book and slipcase in near new condition, in addition this copy INSCRIBED by HIH Abdorreza at the SCI convention of 2004 which was the only time he made an appearance to sign this book, shortly be fore his death. In addition although 50 books were supposed to have been made of this leatherbound edition, only 31 were ever bound because 19 signature sheets were destroyed accidentally in transport to the binder. 2004 Long Beach, 325pp, profuse color and b&w photos, limited to 50 numbered, leatherbound, clamshell cased copies signed by Prince Abdorreza and Bill Quimby. N° de réf. du libraire 4398
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