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Jock of the Bushveld Sir Percy Fitzpatrick inc related inscription 1922

Jock of the Bushveld Sir Percy Fitzpatrick inc related inscription 1922

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Jock of the Bushveld
By Sir Percy Fitzpatrick
11th impression, published by Longmans, Green and Co, 1922

Includes a fascinating inscription to title page. The inscription is difficult to read but I have managed to decipher some of it. The book also includes some headed note paper from Brixworth Manor Northampton which was owned by Mr WT Vere Wayte Wood during the 1920's. The inscription looks like it is signed by someone with the surname 'Wood' so probably is a member of this family of Brixworth Manor.
The inscription reads 'This mans eldest son' (referring to author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick) 'spent 3 weeks with us at .... Bengal, India.' The inscription describes the hunting of a tiger with Fitzpatrick's son. The writer offers him 2 of his own elephants for the hunt. The tiger charges at one elephant. After the tiger is shot 'Fitzpatrick was silent for a full ten minutes after which he turned to me and said 'My God that Bengal tiger was like two lions tide together.' He goes on to say that it was 'last' 'sport either of us had ever had' adding that 'before he left my place he sent for a copy of this book and presented it to me with the remark within.... (difficult to read the last sentence).
Signed with the surname 'Wood'.

Sir Percy Fitzpatrick was a South African author best known for 'Jock of the Bushveld' Interestingly he is responsible for creating the two minute silence observed on Armistice day.
Jock of the Bushveld is the true story of his travels with his dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier across South Africa. The book, first published in 1907 became a classic South African book.

Sir Percy Fitzpatrick had four children. His eldest son, Percy died in the First World War. The book is dated 1922 - so the dates do not match with it being the book presented by his eldest son. However, it is difficult to read the inscription therefore it may be that it is not referring to Percy, or perhaps this was not the book presented but another copy with the incident described at a later date? Nevertheless it is an interesting inscription.

Book description: Green cloth covered book. Title in gilt to spine. Light wear and bumping to edges. A couple of pencil marks to first page (prices etc). Lengthy pen inscription to title page which continues overleaf (see photos). Pages a little tanned with age but in good, clean condition.

Illustrated by Edmund Caldwell with full colour frontispiece with tissue guard, black and white plates and illustrations within text.

Size: 22x15.5 cm
Jock of the Bushveld
By Sir Percy Fitzpatrick
11th impression, published by Longmans, Green and Co, 1922

Includes a fascinating inscription to title page. The inscription is difficult to read but I have managed to decipher some of it. The book also includes some headed note paper from Brixworth Manor Northampton which was owned by Mr WT Vere Wayte Wood during the 1920's. The inscription looks like it is signed by someone with the surname 'Wood' so probably is a member of this family of Brixworth Manor.
The inscription reads 'This mans eldest son' (referring to author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick) 'spent 3 weeks with us at .... Bengal, India.' The inscription describes the hunting of a tiger with Fitzpatrick's son. The writer offers him 2 of his own elephants for the hunt. The tiger charges at one elephant. After the tiger is shot 'Fitzpatrick was silent for a full ten minutes after which he turned to me and said 'My God that Bengal tiger was like two lions tide together.' He goes on to say that it was 'last' 'sport either of us had ever had' adding that 'before he left my place he sent for a copy of this book and presented it to me with the remark within.... (difficult to read the last sentence).
Signed with the surname 'Wood'.

Sir Percy Fitzpatrick was a South African author best known for 'Jock of the Bushveld' Interestingly he is responsible for creating the two minute silence observed on Armistice day.
Jock of the Bushveld is the true story of his travels with his dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier across South Africa. The book, first published in 1907 became a classic South African book.

Sir Percy Fitzpatrick had four children. His eldest son, Percy died in the First World War. The book is dated 1922 - so the dates do not match with it being the book presented by his eldest son. However, it is difficult to read the inscription therefore it may be that it is not referring to Percy, or perhaps this was not the book presented but another copy with the incident described at a later date? Nevertheless it is an interesting inscription.

Book description: Green cloth covered book. Title in gilt to spine. Light wear and bumping to edges. A couple of pencil marks to first page (prices etc). Lengthy pen inscription to title page which continues overleaf (see photos). Pages a little tanned with age but in good, clean condition.

Illustrated by Edmund Caldwell with full colour frontispiece with tissue guard, black and white plates and illustrations within text.

Size: 22x15.5 cm

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