Press release – 1 December 2015
For immediate release
To commemorate John Rigby & Co’s recent acquisition of Jim Corbett’s legenday .275 Rigby bolt-action rifle, the London gunmaker has produced a stunning leather-bound, five-book set of Corbett’s writings.
The rifle was presented to Corbett for killing the dreaded ‘man-eating tigress of Champawat’ in 1907. He went on to use the gun in India to dispatch a number of man-eating big cats, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people which he chronicled in his best-selling memoirs.
The collection includes the autobiographical ‘Jungle Lore’, and perhaps his most famous book – ‘Man-Eaters of Kumaon’. The stories offer insight into the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of big-game hunting.
Produced by Safari Press, the highly collectable hardbacks are limited to just 275 sets and are individually numbered. Priced at £299 per set, a proportion of the profits will be donated to The Jim Corbett National Park in India.
Rigby’s Managing Director, Marc Newton commented: “These incredible accounts of Corbett’s adventures are known to nearly every big game hunter the world over. Rigby is hugely proud to produce this limited edition commemorative set to mark his famous rifle finding its way back to us.”
For more information, visit www.johnrigbyandco.com.
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