A Trip to Pilawin. The Deer-Park of Count Joseph Potocki in Volhynia Russia.
(2pp) adverts, top edge gilt pages uncut, illustrated throughout with full page and text illustrations from photographs. Publishers ice blue cloth with gilt title and photo insert to the upper cover. Presentation signed inscription on verso of the frontis from Count Joseph Potocki to The Duke of Bedford, March 1908. In Potoski's preface he thanks the Duke of Bedford for the promise of a young American bison which he hopes will reach Pilawin in the spring. A very good clean copy of a relatively scarce title and more so with a signed presentation. Potocki opened a preserve in 1901 at Pilawin with the intention of breeding Elk, soon after their introduction he visited England. On visiting the famous park of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn and the wonders seen there enlarged his ideas with regards to Pilawin. From then on, a selection of various Deer and Bison were added.
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