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Author: AFLALO F.G.

The Sportsman's Book For India

1904.  1st Edn,.  Horace Marshall and Son.  XVI 567 pages, frontis folding map of the Indian empire, numerous illus from photographs + 4 maps, publishers green cloth clean and bright, titles in black, tiger vignette to upper board and sporting vignette to spine. a vg copy. Shooting, fishing sports and games with horses, and some minor sports and games. [20024]
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Author: AFLALO F.G.

Sunshine And Sport In Florida And The West Indies

nd Circa 1907.  2nd Edn,.  T Werner Laurie.  XV 272 pages, TEG, 47 illus from photographs, partially unopened copy, big game angling bookplate of Jack Reece to front end paper. Publishers dark green cloth, title to upper board and spine in white with gilt design to upper board. US flag in gilt to head of spine. A very good clean copy of a book seldom found in good condition. A guide to the Englishman for a sporting holiday in Florida, Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies, much of the book is devoted to tarpon fishing, the first English edition? [17006]
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Author: ALMEIDA A.de

Jaguar Hunting In The Mato Grosso

1976.  1st Edn,.  Stanwell Press.  194 pages, numerous illus from photographs, pictorial card covers, a vg+ copy. Title published by Dimitri Papqlios after a bet with the author to swim across a river full of piranhas. Almedida was one of the great big game hunters of South America hunting record jaguars. [20395]
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Author: ANDERSON Kenneth

Tales From the Indian Jungle

1970.  1st Edn,.  204 pages, Illus, vg+ in dj. [2536]
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Author: ANDERSON K.Enneth

The Tiger Roars

1967.  1st Edn,.  George Allen & Edwin Ltd.  219 pages, 4 pages of adverts, illustrations from photographs. The front and rear nd papers have sellotape residue marks from dj protector? publishers black cloth titled in silver in dj the dj has small chips to the head of the spine. Andersons Tiger hunting adventures near Mysore and ii the district of Salem in the Madras State Czech 9 [22706]
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Author: ANDERSSON Charles John

Lake Ngami or Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years Wanderings In The Wilds Of South Western Africa

1856.  1st Edn,.  Hurst and Blackett.  xviii 546 pages, 24 page catalogue, 16 full page tinted plates by J Woolfe, 8 pages of index, blank margin, badly opened in parts and very occasionally to some text pages, foxing to frontis and title pages and last few pages of index, Some occasional foxing to text and plates, armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbank to front paste down, publishers cloth with gilt hippo to upper board and rhino to rear board within blind stamped borders with gilt title and blind stamp decorations to spine. Cloth clean, slight even fading to spine, no splits. The scarce English edition, difficult to find in the original cloth. A narrative of 2 expeditions accompanied by Francis Galton to the Ovampo Country and the other he travelled by himself to Lake Ngami, the courage and endurance of the explorers was remarkable, few if any books give so full and complete account of Namapualand Damerland and the Ovampo Country Mendelssohn Vol. I p 44, Czech 5 an important work on African hunting in the 19th century. [20558]
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Author: ANON.

East African Wildlife Journal

1963, 64, 65.  3 Vols, 131, 175, 137 pages, small 4to., illus, map diagrams, green cloth, gilt on Vol. II a little dull, The first 3 volumes in the series. [11886]
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Author: ANON.

the Elephant Masters Of Po Oo, A Celebration Of Men And Elephants

1994.  1994 Edn,.  5 + 32 pages, 4to., 18 pages of photographs, pictorial paper covers, ring binding, a proposal for a TV documentary, giving background information, vg. [12657]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters Annual

1928.  1st Edn,.  The Pioneer Press.  Allahabad.  119 pages, lge 8vo, coloured frontis, full page plates from photographs and drawings + text illus, some spotting to contents, pictorial card covers, new matching spine. The first in the series. [19011]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters' Annual

1929.  The Times Of India Press.  Bombay.  Vol. II, xxxiv adverts, 136 pages, 4to., advs, illus including colour plate, text and full page drawings and photographs, small mark to blank margin of 2 of the advert pages, pictorial card covers, cloth spine, some dust soiling to covers, head and tail of spine rubbed, g+. The front cover states Vol II 1929, title page misprinted Vol I 1929. [20389]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters' Annual

1930.  The Times Of India Press.  Bombay.  Vol. III, xxxviii pages adverts, 162 pages, 4to., advs, full page illus from photographs and drawings, lacking the coloured frontis illus o/w a vg copy in the publisher's printed card covers, spine rubbed at head and tail o9f spine. [20419]
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Author: ANON

The Hoghunters Annual

1931.  The Times Of India Press.  184 pages, Volume IV, xxvi advs, lge 8vo, illus, including coloured frontis by Snaffle, numerous other text illus from photographs and drawings, pictorial wraps, printed in black, a vg clean copy. Contains Jim Corbett's first appearance in print regarding tiger hunting 7 page article on "The Pipal Pans Tiger". [20484]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters' Annual

1932.  Bombay.  Vol. V, 170 pages, 4to., xpp of adverts, illus coloured frontis, b/w illus from photographs and drawings, pictorial card covers light rubbing to head of spine. [20483]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters' Annual

1932.  Bombay.  Vol. V, 170 pages, 4to., Xpp of adverts, illus coloured frontis, b/w illus from photographs and drawings, pictorial card covers rubbing to head and tail of spine. [17345]
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Author: ANON.

Hoghunters Annual

1933.  The Times Of India Press.  Bombay.  Vol. VI, 160 pages, advs, 4to., full page colour and b/w illus + text illus, small 1cm x 1cm mark to very outer upper corner of first 30 pages, blue pictorial card covers, small chip to head and tail of spine. [20482]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters Annual

1933.  The Times Of India Press.  Bombay.  Vol. VI, 160 pages, advs, 4to., full page illus and text illus from drawings and photographs includes 4 plates in colour, pictorial printed card cover, vg. Includes a chapter in Shooting in Muipur. [20421]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters' Annual

1934.  The Times Of India Press.  Bombay.  Vol. VII, 146 pages + 2pp adverts, 4to., coloured frontis + full page and text b/w illus from drawings and photographs. printed pictorial red card covers, pasted to upper cover notice thatr this publication belongs to the authors club and not to be taken away. [20481]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters' Annual

1935.  The Times Of India Press.  Bombay.  Vol. viii, 126 pages + adverts, 4to., full page illus, 4 in colour + text illus from drawings and photographs. Includes a chapter by Lt Col J A Shorten on Hunting the Ovis Ammon in Far Ladakh. [20477]
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Author: ANON.

The Hoghunters' Annual

1935.  The Times Of India Press.  Bombay.  Vol. VIII, 126 pages + adverts, 4to., full page illus, 4 in colour + text illus from drawings and photographs. Includes a chapter by Lt Col J A Shorten on Hunting the Ovis Ammon in Far Ladakh. [20420]
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Author: ARINO Tony Sanchez

Hunting In Zimbabwe

1992.  1st Edn,.  Long Beach, California, USA.  387 pages, 4to., illus, many in colour, ornate pictorial green cloth with lion head to upper board and gilt title in gilt borders, fine in slipcase. Vol II in the African Series, a collection of stories by various authors includes a short biography of each author. Limited to 1000 copies, signed by Arino Tony Sanchez and Larry Norton, also personal inscription on title page to Roger Mitchell, signed and dated by Sanchez. Czech 244 [21689]
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Author: ARNOLD Edwin Lester

On the Indian hills : or, Coffee-planting in southern India

1893.  new edition.  Sampson Low Marston & Company.  350 pages, 32 pp of adverts last 2 page of adverts with tear to margin where badly opened. Frontis illustration and 3 full page plates and 2 text illus. Ownership name to front paste down. Publishers slate blue cloth gilt plant vignette to upper board and spine. First published in 1881 in 2 volumes this new edition has illustrations. A detailed description of coffee plantation life in the Kerala region of southwestern India. [22473]
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Author: ATCHESON Jack

Hunting Adventures Worldwide

1995.  1st Edn.  Stonesdale Press.  USA.  256 pages, illus throughout in b/w from photographs and drawings, personal presentation inscription on title page signed by Atchenson, fine in dj. A very readable book, hunting bear, leopard, goat etc.. Czech 11 [21582]
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Author: BAINES Thomas

The Gold Regions Of South Eastern Africa

1877.  1st Edn,.  Edward Stanford.  xxiv 240 pages, photo portrait frontis of Baines, 3 other photographic plates + text woodcut illustrations, folding facsimile letter from David Livingstone to Baines, folding map in rear pocket. Publishers green cloth, gilt zebra and hunter vignette to upper board in black ruled borders, gilt beetle vignette to spine, a vg clean copy. Whilst mostly an account of the author's travels to the gold fields through Matabeleland and his encounters with natives, there are references of hunting elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, zebra and lion. Czech 9, Mendelssohn 71. [21086]
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Author: BAKER Sir Samuel W.

Ismailia A Narrative Of The Expedition to Central Africa For The Suppression Of The Slave Trade Organised by Ismail Khedive of Egypt

1874.  1st Edn,.  2 Vols, viii 447, viii 588 pages, 50 full page plates + text illus, map + large folding map of the route to volume one, couple of small splits on folds and a neat repair to tear to verso of the map. Some spotting to prelims, armorial bookplate of Elliot Lees to front paste downs, with presentation inscription to him to blank verso of the frontis of vol 1. Bound in later not recent ? blue morroco marbled sides, the top edge gilt bound by "Wood of London". Light rubbing to lower corners. Baker trained and led a force to crush the slave trade, much of the book involves travel and the military exploits but there are several references to hunting. The author bagged a pair of elephants by using rockets and the company's fieldpiece. Czech 15. [21930]
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Author: BAKER Sir Samuel W.

Ismailia A Narrative Of The Expedition to Central Africa For The Suppression Of The Slave Trade Organized by Ismail Khedive of Egypt

1874.  1st Edn.  2 Vols, viii 447, viii 588 pages, 55 pages of adverts to volume 1, 50 full page plates + text illus, map + large folding map of the route to volume one. Some spotting to prelims, faint crease mark to one plate in vol 2. Bound in the publisher's green cloth with gilt camel caravan vignette to upper boards, rubbing to base of spine of vol. Volume 2 recased with the original spine relayed showing some old loss to head and tail. Baker trained and led a force to crush the slave trade, much of the book involves travel and the military exploits but there are several references to hunting. The author bagged a pair of elephants by using rockets and the company's fieldpiece. Czech 15. [22206]
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Author: BAKER Sir Samuel W

The Rifle And Hound In Ceylon

1898.  new.  Longman Green & Co.  xx 353 pages, 32pp adverts, frontis + 5 full page illus, publishers cloth, spine evenly faded. 1st published in 1869. Barker and his brother hunts bison, elephant, deer, wild boar etc. Chute 19 [21658]
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Author: BAKER Stuart

Mishi The Man Eater And Other Tales Of Big Game

1928.  1st EDN.  H.F. & G Witherby.  222 pages + advert leaf with 4 full page sketches by W Woodhouse, contemporary personal inscription to FEP, publishers red cloth evenly faded, sporting reminiscences of 15 years spent in one of the wildest places in India with narrative notes on Bakers hunts in the North Cacher HHills after tiger, gaur, buffalo, rhinocerous and bear, also some chapters are written from the perspective of a man-eating tiger. Czech 19. [21893]
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Author: BAKER Stuart E.C.

Indian Snipe, Indian Bustards From The Bombay Natural History Society's Journal 1915, 1912, 1913

.  Bombay Natural History Society.  2 volumes, large 8vo, erratic pagination, both volumes illustrated with colour lithographs of the birds + b/w plates, the Snipe has 4 coloured and 3 b/w, the Bustard 4 colour and 3 b/w. Each volume has a dedicated title page, presentation inscription to top blank margin, The Snipe " J Rodick Esq With the authors love and best wishes E .C. Stuart Baker" a similar inscription to Rodick on front end paper of The Bustard but dated 1913, bound in contemporary green cloth, red leather title label, old splash mark to rear board of the Snipe . One would assume Baker had these specially produced with a private title page possibly just for presentation. I have been unable to locate other copies. [21451]
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Author: BALDWIN William Charles

African Hunting And Adventure From Natal To The Zambesi Including Lake Ngami, The Kalahari Desert, &c. From 1852 To 1860

1894.  3rd Edn,.  Richard Bentley And Sons.  X 428 pages, frontis illus of Baldwin, text and full page illus by James Wolf & J B Zwecker, folding map, pencil ownership name on half title, original brown publishers cloth with gilt hunting vignette to upper board, light rubbing to head and tail of spine, o/w the covers are bright and clean. Baldwin travelled through Zulu Land and Natal, he was the 2nd European to reach the Victoria Falls, he went through more adventures that almost any of the great South African Travellers and Hunters, Czech 12 [16150]
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Author: BARCLAY Edgar N.

Big Game Shooting Records Together With Biographical Notes & Anecdotes On The Most Prominent Big Game Hunters Of Ancient And Modern Times

1932.  1st Edn,.  Witherby.  288 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, publishers grey blue cloth, title in black some occasional fading to edges, vg in dj, dj has small chips to outer corners, 1cm closed tear to head, no major loss etc, difficult to find in dj. Czech Asia 21 Africa 18 [20848]
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Author: BARRINGTON, G

One Happy Hunter

1994.  1st Edn.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, California, USA.  xx 276 pages, illus in b/w from photographs and drawings, publishers blue cloth, fine. this being numbered 666 of a limited edition of 1000 copies signed by the author. East African hunting in the 1950's and 1960's. A fine copy but lacks slipcase. [20164]
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Author: BARRINGTON, G

One Happy Hunter

1994.  1st Edn.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, California, USA.  xx 276 pages, illus in b/w from photographs and drawings, publishers blus cloth, fine. thsi being numbered 455 of a limited edition of 1000 copies signed by the author. East African hunting in the 1950's and 1960's. A fine copy but lacks slipcase. [19533]
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Author: BARTH, Heinrich.

Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition undertaken under the Auspices of H.B.M's Government, in the Years 1849-1855.

1857-1858.  1st Edn.  Spottiswoode & Co. for Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,.  London.  xxxvi, 578, - xi, 676 - xi, 635, - xiv, 641, - x, [2 (list of illustrations, verso blank)], 694, (errata) pages Top edge gilt 5 volumes half titles to vol 1/4/5 illustrated with 60 tinted lithographic plates with tissue guards by M. & N. Hanhart after J. M. Bernatz, from sketches by Barth, 15 steel-engraved hand-coloured maps engraved by Edward Weller and drawn by A. Peterman after Barth, 1 folding wood-engraved diagram, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, and tables in text. Some browning and chipping to the blank outer margin touching the ruled border in places of the large folding map in vol 2. Professional repair to small part of folding map in vol 3. Armorial bookplate of "The Oxford and Cambridge University Club Library" to front paste downs with single circular stamp to title pages no other marks. Some even age browning to contents. Bound in a contemporary ? dark green morroco some rubbing to spine edges. The first 3 volumes were printed in 1857 and the last two in 1858, the first English edition. A vg set of Barth's monumental work an authoritative account of western Sudan and his remarkable 10,000-mile journey from Tripoli to Timbuktu, Barth travelled for five years before his return Abbey, Travel, 274 [22205]
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Author: BARTLETT Fred

Shoot Straight And Stay Alive, A Lifetime Of Hunting Experiences

1994.  1st Edn.  Trophy Room Books.  Agoura, California, USA.  v 261 pages, 4to illustrated in b/w from photographs + map, fine in dj. No 300 of a limited-edition of 1000 copies signed by the author, and signed presentation inscription on front end paper by Fred Bartlett. A professional hunter in Kenya. Bartlett hunted the Big 5 with special attention paid to buffalo. Czech 22 [22202]
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Author: BARTLETT Fred

Shoot Straight And Stay Alive, A Lifetime Of Hunting Experiences

1994.  Trophy Room Books.  Agoura, California, USA.  1st Edn v 261 pages, illus in b/w from photographs + map, ownership name to 1/2 title o/w fine in dj. No 763 of a limited edition of 1000 copies signed by the author. A professional hunter in Kenya. Bartlett hunted the Big 5 with special attention paid to buffalo. Czech 22 [19586]
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Author: BATTEN John

The Best Of Sheep Hunting

1980.  1st Edn,.  The Amwell Press.  Clinton, New Jersey, USA.  584 pages, (12) all edges gilt, 2 volumes coloured frontis to volume 1 of a painting by Carl Rungius and Henry Adamson illustrated throughout with line drawings by Gordon Allen. Bound in gilt decorated burgandy bonded leather in publishers card slipcase a fine set limited to 1000 sets this being a presentation set from John Batten to Malcolm Lyell with a personal inscription to him. Also signed by the publisher and artist Gordon Allen and Jim Rikhoff, publisher. There is also a loose letter from Batten to Lyell on a book flyer. The book covers. An anthology of 40 sheep hunting stories by 35 authors, a 9-pp bibliography and list with illustrations of the authors guns. . Malcolm Lyell (1922-2011), a hunter, an adventurer and manager of Westley Richards London showrooms he had many connections and friendships with big game hunters of the day. [22684]
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Author: BATTEN John

The Best Of Tiger Hunting

1986.  1st Edn,.  The Amwell Press.  Clinton, New Jersey, USA.  903 pages, All edges gilt, two volumes, illustrated with colour plates and line drawings by peter Darro. Bound in brown bonded leather with gilt sporting vignettes, in the publisher's slipcase. Limited to 1000 sets signed by John Batten, Peter Darro and Jim Rikhoff, also a presentation inscription to the front-end paper to Malcolm Lyell from his friend John Batten , also a typed and hand written double sided letter to lyell from Batten regarding the book etc. Malcolm Lyell (1922-2011), a hunter, an adventurer and manager of Westley Richards London showrooms he had many connections and friendships with big game hunters of the day. An comprehensive anthology of Tiger hunting with a bibliography. [22685]
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Author: BATTEN John

The Formidable Game

1989.  1st Edn,.  The Amwell Press.  Clinton, New Jersey, USA.  264 pages, All edges gilt illustrated with a colour frontis and line drawings by Peter Darro and a section of b/w photographs from the authors collection. Bound in the publishers bonded leather with gilt tiger vignette to the rear board in slip case a fine copy. Limited to 1000 copies signed by John H. Batten, Peter Darro, And Jim Rickhoff, also a private inscription to Malcolm Lyell, Malcolm Lyell (1922-2011), a hunter, an adventurer and manager of Westley Richards London showrooms he had many connections and friendships with big game hunters of the day. Includes hunting tiger and other game in India, the Big Five in Africa and bear in North America and a chapter on big game rifles. [22679]
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Author: BATTEN John

Skyline Pursuits

1989.  1st Edn.  Amwell Press.  USA.  318 pages, All edges gilt, illustrated with a 40-page photographic section from the authors private collection, and line drawings by Gordon Allen and a colour frontis by Carl Rungius. Bound in light blue bonded leather with gilt decoration in the publisher's slipcase vg. Limited to 1000 copies signed by Batten, Allen, and Jim Rikhoff. With a personal note to Malcolm Lyell signed by Batten. Hunting Sheep in N America, Iran, Altai Mountains and elsewhere in Central Asia. Malcolm Lyell (1922-2011), a hunter, an adventurer and manager of Westley Richards London showrooms he had many connections and friendships with big game hunters of the day. [22677]
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Author: BAZE William

Just Elephants

1955.  1st Edn,.  244 pages, illus, vg in dj. Hunting in Indo China [12791]
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Author: BAZE William

Tiger! Tiger!

1957.  1st UK Edn,.  Ryerson Press.  xv 197 pages, illus from photographs, bookplate to front paste down, vg in dj, dj has loss to head of spine. Baze's adventures with tiger in the Indo Chinese Jungle. Czech 23 [20372]
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Author: BEARD Peter

The End Of The Game

1965.  1st Edn,.  Paul Hamlyn.  256 pages, 4to., illustrated in colour and black and white from photographs by Peter Beard throughout + drawings. Very good in dj. DJ has a small piece 2 cm x 1.5 cm missing to lower front edge, a few small chips to edges some faint creasing and rubbing to edges, now in clear removable sleave. Peter Beard records the destruction of African game from the early hunters and settlers to the situation at the time of publication illustrated with Beard's photographs taken in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania in the early 1950s to the mid '60s. [22708]
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Author: BELL Walter D.M.

Bell Of Africa With Appendix On Rifles And Shooting

1960.  1st Edn,.  Spearman and Holland Press.  xvi 236 pages, lge 8vo, illustrated from photographs and drawings. Ownership signature to the front endpaper, a vg copy in dj light rubbing to head tail of the dj. The autobiography of WDM Bell, as a young man Bell works his way around the world eventually reaching Africa when he was 17, fighting in the Boar War, a pilot in the 1st World War, he spent many years in Africa hunting and working. Compiled and edited from Bells own papers by his lifetime friend Colonel Townsend Whelen. Czech 24 [22618]
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Author: BELL Walter D.M.

Bell Of Africa With Appendix On Rifles And Shooting

1960.  1st Edn,.  Spearman and Holland Press.  XVI 236 pages, lge 8vo, illus, vg in dj, dj has light rubbing to edges and head and tail of spine. The autobiography of WDM Bell, as a young man Bell works his way around the world eventually reaching Africa when he was 17, fighting in the Boar War, a pilot in the 1st World War, he spent many years in Africa hunting and working. [20468]
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Author: BELL Walter D.M.

Bell Of Africa With Appendix On Rifles And Shooting

1960.  1st Edn,.  Spearman and Holland Press.  xvi 236 pages, lge 8vo, illus, light offsetting to rear and front end paper o/w a vg+ copy in similar dj with no splits, loss or damage. The autobiography of WDM Bell, as a young man Bell works his way around the world eventually reaching Africa when he was 17, fighting in the Boar War, a pilot in the 1st World War, he spent many years in Africa hunting and working. [20755]
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Author: BELL Walter D.M.

Bell Of Africa With Appendix On Rifles And Shooting

1960.  1st Edn,.  Spearman and Holland Press.  xvi 236 pages, lge 8vo, illus, vg, includes some loose relevant newspaper cuttings, 2 photographs of elephant skulls with some loose hand written notes. The autobiography of WDM Bell, as a young man Bell works his way around the world eventually reaching Africa when he was 17, fighting in the Boar War, a pilot in the 1st World War, he spent many years in Africa hunting and working. [20572]
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Author: BELL W.D.M.

Karamojo Safari

1986.  rep Edn,.  Neville Spearman.  Sudbury.  288 pages, a reprint of Bell's second book,fine in dj. Perhaps the greatest of all elephant hunters. [21726]
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Author: BELL W.D.M.

The Wanderings Of An Elephant Hunter

1923.  1st Edn,.  Country Life Ltd.  ix 187 pages, lge 8vo, illus from drawings by the author, inscription to FEP dated 1927, bump to lower corner of rear board, original 1/4 tan cloth backed boards with title label to upper board, a vg clean copy. Hunting the elephant in the Karamojo region before the 1st World War. The author sketches of hunting elephant and their vital areas, Bell a proponent of small bore rifle shooting for elephant killing them with carefully placed shots at close range. Czech 15. [21587]
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Author: Benedict, Francis G.

The Physiology of the Elephant

1936.  1st.  Carnegie Institution of Washington.  Washington.  vii ? 302pp., large 8vo full page illustration from photographs drawings tables etc. Publishers' black cloth a clean tight copy. Although there is no hunting there is in depth scientific study of the habits anatomy and condition of the elephant and includes an 8 page bibliography on elephants. [22439]
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Author: BENTHAM T.

An Illustrated Catalogue Of The Asiatic Horns And Antlers In the Collection Of The Indian Museum

1908.  1st Edn,.  Indian Museum.  Calcutta.  96 pages, a catalogue giving measurements of Indian and Asiatic Trophies in the Indian Museum, including wild sheep, ibex, markhor deer etc., also notes locality donor, date, illus in b/w from photographs, publishers printed card cover, cloth spine. A vg clean copy. Czech 23. [21752]
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Author: BEST J.W.

Indian Shikar Notes For Novices With Special Reference To The Central Province

1930.  3rd Edn,.  The Pioneer Press.  Allahabad.  xiv ?(ii) 288 pages, 7 pages of adverts, folding map part split along the hinge paper not affecting the map. Publishers' blue cloth light rubbing to the head and tail of spine and corners. VG -Includes information on hunting all manner of big game including tiger, panther, bison, buffalo and a variety of deer and antelope. Czech 25 [22110]
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Author: BLUNT David Enderby

Elephant

1933.  1st Edn,.  East Africa.  xi 260 pages, xvii to xxv sporting and related adverts. Illustrated in b/w from photographs and drawings, ownership names on F.E.P Original simulated elephant skin cloth binding with elephant head to the upper board, some faint fade marks in places overall a vg copy. A title seldom found in vg condition. A classic title of African elephant hunting, Blunt was an elephant control officer in Tanganyika, he relates his experiences and details the natural history, includes a chapter on past and present elephant hunters. Czech 30 [22619]
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Author: BODDINGTON, Craig

African Experience, A Guide To Modern Safaris

2002.  1st Edn.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, California, USA.  xii 302 pages, illus with colour photographs and b/w drawings, a fine copy in teh publishers green cloth, title and buffalo head to upper cover, limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies by Boddington [19531]
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Author: BODDINGTON Craig

American Hunting Rifles, Their Application In The Field For Practical Shooting With Notes On Handguns And Shotguns.

1995.  2nd Edn.  safari Press.  Long Beach California, USA.  xv 446 pages, numerous b/w illus from photographs, a fine copy in dj. [19473]
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Author: BODDINGTON Craig

Safari Rifles Doubles, Magazine Rifles, And Cartridges For African Hunting

1990.  1st ordinary Edn.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, California, USA.  x 431 pages, illus with 96 pages of b/w photographs, bound in full black cloth, a fine copy in dj. The first edition is a modern classic on the subject, provides a history of big game guns, modern guns, ballistics etc, [21729]
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Author: BODDINGTON Craig

Search For The Spiral Horn 2002

2002.  1st Edn.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, California, USA.  xii 357 pages, illustrated in colour and b/w from photographs and drawings, limited to 1250 copies of the first edition signed and numbered by Boddington. Personal presentation inscriptions to verso blank of the front-end paper. Publishers' blue cloth with gilt title and Kudu head vignette to upper cover, a fine copy in the publishers red drop over slipcase with gilt title and kudu head to upper flap. A sought-after title, the author recounts hunting spiral horned antelopes between 1977-1997. [22728]
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Author: BODDINGTON Craig T.

Where Lions Roar Ten More Years Of African Hunting

1997.  2nd Edn,.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, CA, USA.  xi 349 pages, b/w illus from photographs, maps, a fine copy in dj. [21519]
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Author: BODDINGTON Craig T.

Where Lions Roar Ten More Years Of African Hunting

1997.  1st Edn,.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, CA, USA.  XI 349 pages, b/w illus from photographs, maps, publishers grey cloth, title in red within decorative border to upper cover, limited to 1000 copies signed and numbered by Boddington, this being number 540, ownership name to title page, lacks slipcase. [19556]
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Author: BODDINGTON Guy

From Mt. Kenya To The Cape Ten Years Of African Hunting

1987.  3rd Edn,.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, CA, USA.  xi 274 pages, a vg copy in dj, dj has rubbing to edges but complete. The first was a limited edition specially bound. Boddington recalls 14 African hunts over 10 years including the big 5. Czech . [21731]
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Author: BODDINGTON Guy

From Mt. Kenya To The Cape Ten Years Of African Hunting

1987.  3rd Edn,.  Safari Press.  Long Beach, CA, USA.  xi 274 pages, a vg copy in dj. The first was a limited edition specially bound. Boddington recalls 14 African hunts over 10 years including the big 5. Czech . [21888]
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Author: BOMBAY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

The Bombay Natural History Society 1883-1933, printed in commeration of the Golden Jubilee of the society

1933.  Prince Of Wales Museum.  102 pages, 7 pages adverts, numerous full page plates + maps, publishers black cloth, title in silver with antler vignette to upper board, light rubbing to head of spine. Contains a history, exerts from the journals which includes big game etc. [20380]
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Author: BOYES John

The Company Of Adventurers

1928.  1st Edn,.  East Africa Ltd.  xvi 318 pages, frontis map + numerous illus from photographs, small 3cm x 1cm tide mark to very bottom edge of frontis and blank, less so to title page, some occasional spotting, inscription to 1/2 title blank dated 1928, original brown cloth o/w vg. Boyes recounts his adventures in East Africa hunting elephant in the Lado Enclave on safari with W.N.M.Millais for lion, rhino etc. Czech 21 [19443]
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Author: BOYES John

John Boyes King Of The Wa-Kikuyu, A True Story Of Travel And Adventure In Africa

1911.  1st Edn,.  Methuen And Co Ltd.  xv 320 pages, 31pp adverts pages uncut, frontis illus of Boyes, 12 other full-page plates, some spotting to the first few pages and closed page edges. Publishers red cloth gilt title to the upper cover, slight fading along top edge. Small chip to the base of the spine. Ownership name on title page "F Nicolies Khartoum 4th of May 1912". Edited by C.W.L.Bulpett. A vg clean copy of a scarce title, "an excellent African adventure story", some hunting. Boyes became the virtual leader of the Kikuyu tribe Czech 33 [22666]
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Author: BRADLEY Mary Hastings

Trailing The Tiger

1929.  D Appleton and Company.  New York.  x 246 pages, numerous illus in b/w from photographs, publishers blue cloth with title in black and tiger head vignette to upper board, rubbing to base of spine. Hunting in India and Sumatra where a tiger was bagged. Czech 30 [21500]
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Author: BRANDER Michael

The Big Game Hunters

1988.  1st Edn,.  Sportsmans Press.  192 pages, lge 8vo, illus, bibliography, vg in dj. Describes the lives of the principle big game hunters. [9931]
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Author: BROCKLEHURST Capt H.C.

Game Animals Of The Sudan, Their Habits and Distribution, a Handbook For Hunters And Naturalists

1931.  1st Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  xix 170 pages, 6pp for notes, 12 colour plates by W.H.Riddell and 46 sketches by H.R.Millais, W.D.M.Bell and F.Wallace, full page b/w photographs and folding map, some occasional spotting to contents, brown cloth blind stamped lion vignette to upper cover in dj. dj strengthened to verso at head and tail of spine. the author lists the game in alphabetical order, detailing habitat, horn measurements etc. there is a section "on killing elephants" by W.D.M.Bell also preserving and skinning, trophies, rifles, camp equipment etc. Czech 35 [21176]
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Author: Brooks Virginia Field Walton

Screed Of Safari Scribe

1947.  1st Edn.  privately printed by the author.  Tennessee.  84 pages, 4to, 5 full page plates from photographs, presentation inscription on title page blank signed by Virginia Field Walton Brooks and loose photo of the party with 2 sets of elephant tusks, original maroon card covers with elephant tusks and title to upper cover, vg+. The author and her husband travelled The Northern Frontier of Kenya, Donald Ker was their guide and professional hunter, they bagged rhinos, lions, elephant and a large variety of antelope species. there is also a description of the visit to Europe and the Middle east. Czech 37. [21192]
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Author: BROWN Monty

Hunter Away, The Life And Times Of Arthur Henry Neumann 1850-1907

1993.  1st Edn,.  351 pages, privately printed, large 8vo., illus in colour and b/w from photographs and drawings etc., A fine copy in dj, limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies by Monty Brown. An excellent and detailed work on one of the great African hunters, Neumann wrote elephant hunting in East Equatorial Africa. [21220]
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Author: BROWN Monty

Hunter Away, The Life And Times Of Arthur Henry Neumann 1850-1907

1993.  1st Edn,.  351 pages, privately printed, large 8vo., illus in colour an db/w from photographs and drawings etc., A fine copy in dj, limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies. An excellent and detailed work on one of the great African hunters, Neumann wrote elephant hunting in East Equatorial Africa. [18462]
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Author: BROWN Monty

Hunter Away, The Life And Times Of Arthur Henry Neumann 1850-1907

1993.  1st Edn,.  351 pages, privately printed, large 8vo., illus in colour and b/w from photographs and drawings etc., A fine copy in dj, limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies by Monty Brown. An excellent and detailed work on one of the great African hunters, Neumann wrote elephant hunting in East Equatorial Africa. [21724]
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Author: BROWNE Montagu

Practical Taxidermy a Manual Of Instructions To The Amateur In Collecting, Preserving and Setting Up Natural History Specimens Of All Kinds

nd Circa 1878.  1st Edn,.  The Bazaar.  155 pages, advert leaf for Montague Browne Taxidermist + 19 page catalogue dated 1881 for books published by Upcott Gill inserted at rear, text and fill page illus, spotting to first few pages, in the original cloth with gilt tile and vignette of a tiger skin to upper board rubbing to head and tail of spine and lesser so to spine edges. Includes a 20 page chapter on trapping and decoying birds and animals. The British Library dates 1878 as the 1st published by the Bazaar, and 1884 for the 2nd published by Upcott Gill. I would think this is the 1878 bound with the later catalogue. [18431]
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Author: BULA N''ZAU - H.BAILEY

Travel And Adventure In The Congo Free State And Its Big Game

1894.  1st Edn,.  Chapman and Hall Ltd.  xiv 335 pages, folding map, text and full page illus from sketches by the author, large folding map to rear, publishers maroon cloth with ruled borders in black, a vg+ copy. Bula Nzau means elephant killer, Bailey hunted buffalo, elephant, hippo, leopard etc., the book is about his expertise on sport and exploration in the Congo interior. A scarce title Czech 43. [21135]
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Author: BULA N''ZAU - H.BAILEY

Travel And Adventure In The Congo Free State And Its Big Game

1894.  1st Edn,.  Chapman and Hall Ltd.  xiv 335 pages, folding map, text and full page illus from sketches by the author, large folding map to rear . Some dust soiling in places to the contents. Re-cased in the publisher's dark green cloth with the spine relayed. A good + copy of a scarce title. Bula Nzau means elephant smasher in the native dialect. Bailey hunted buffalo, elephant, hippo, leopard etc., the book is about his expertise on sport and exploration in the Congo interior. Czech 43. [22550]
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Author: BULL Bartle

Safari A Chronicle Of Adventure

1988.  1st Edn,.  New York.  383 pages, 4to., illus in colour and black and white, fine in dj. dj has chip to rear flap with loss. A history of the African Safari [12525]
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Author: BULPIN T.V.

The Ivory Trail

1955.  2nd Edn,.  Cape Town.  205 pages, illus with drawings by C.T.Astley Maberly, map end papers, name on 1/2 title, vg in the original white paper covered boards in dj, dj has chipping to head and tail of spine and corners, the story of Buenkenya an ivory poacher. Czech 44 [20009]
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Author: BURGER John F.

African Buffalo Trails

1957.  1st English Edn,.  Robert Hale.  X 221 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, some spotting to closed page edges, vg in dj. Burger hunts throughout Central Africa particularly for buffalo spanning several decades. Czech 45 [20831]
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Author: BURGER John F.

My Forty Years In Africa

1960.  1st Edn,.  Robert Hale.  195 pages, b/w illus from photographs, light spotting to closed page edges, vg in dj. the author's last book including recollections of elephant hunting, lion, buffalo etc. Czech 46. [19448]
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Author: BURTON Richard F.

A Mission To Gelele, King Of Dahome With Notices Of The So Called "Amazons", the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, The Present State Of The Slave Trade And The Negros Place In Nature

1893.  Memorial Edn.  Tylston And Edwards.  2 volumes, xxi-256 pages + viii-305 pages, woodcut frontis to each volume, ownership name to top blank margin of 1/2 title ''Chas Smith 1897', publishers black cloth, gilt vignette of kneeling native to ("the Amazon") to each volume and gilt mausoleum [20556]
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Author: BURTON Richard F.

Pilgrimage To Al-Madinah & Meccah

1893.  Memorial Edn.  Tylston And Edwards.  2 volumes, xxviii-436 pages + xii-479 pages, frontis portrait of Isabel Burton to Vol I and coloured frontis "the Pilgrim to Vol II (Richard Burton), 5 colour plates, 8 tinted plates + 1 b/w + text illus, 3 folding plates and coloured folding map. Spotting to prelims and some occasional spotting to contents, publishers black cloth, gilt standing "pilgrim" to upper boards and mausoleum to rear boards, chipping to head and tail of spine, light rubbing to corner of Vol I. the first title in the Memorial edition taken from the 3rd edition with a new preface by Lady Burton and contains all appendixes from previous editions and a complete index. Although not a hunting title it is considered to be one of the greatest works on travel ever published. Burton being one of the first Westerners to enter the Holy City of Mecca assuming the character and costume of a pilgrim. Penzer 53. [20557]
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Author: BUSS Irven O.

Elephant Life Fifteen Years Of High Population Density

1990.  1st Edn,.  Iowa, USA.  XXVI, 191 pages, 4to., illus, vg in dj, dj has loss to head of spine. [12655]
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Author: BUXTON Cara

Adventurous Norfolk Lady-Miss Cara Buxton's Sport In Africa

No Date circa 1936.  Fisher Knight & Co Ltd. For Private Circulation.  Small 8vo 103 pages frontis portrait of Cara Buxton + 2 other plates Armorial book plate of R.C.Fiske to front paste down. Publishers grey blue cloth with gilt monogram C.G.B to upper board. A very good + copy of a rare title, not recorded by Czech, one copy located on Worldcat at the University of Texas Miss Buxton first visited the country on a shooting expedition in 1910 and a few years later came out as a settler. She originally took up land in Kericho but settled in Lumbwa district in 1920. The book is made up of a report to The Eastern Daily Press in 1912 on her first expedition. Followed by copies of letters Cara sent from 1912 to 1920 to Maggie and occasionally Mabel and an Aunt all dated and identifying the place from where they were sent. Her letters mention her life in Africa the war and some hunting. The letters resume in 1926 and includes a trip to Palestine much of her time seem to be taken up now with her Church and care for the local people there is still some mention of hunting. The book ends with Caras obituary she died in 1936 at the age of 61. I can only assume the letters were put together by a family member for distribution to family members. [21457]
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Author: BUXTON Edward North

Short Stalks Or Hunting Camps North, South, East And West

1893.  1st Edn,.  XIII 405 pages, small 4to., full page and text illus, recased in the original pictorial brown cloth, spine relayed, cloth unevenly darkened as often found. Much on hunting goat, sheep, deer etc., including Europe and the rocky mountains, Ibex in Turkey etc.Czech Asia 40, Africa 329 [19835]
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Author: BUXTON, Hannah Maud, Claire Emily and Theresa

On Either Side of the Red Sea - with illustrations of the granite ranges of the eastern desert of Egypt, and of Sinai

.  1st.  Edward Stanford.  viii + 163 pages, Large 8vo 16.5 cm x 21 cm, illustrated throughout with full page and text illustrations from photographs. Armorial bookplate of Norman Douglas Simpson to front paste down. Presentation inscription by the authoress on half title to W Brindley, tipped on the rear inner blank a 3-page letter to Brindley from E. N. Buxton regarding the book his daughters and the photographs. Apart from foxing to the prelims the contents are clean and tight. Bound in the original green cloth with gilt title and dessert camp scene to upper board. A very good copy. Written as a series of letters by E.N Buxton's family members who accompanied him on "two delightful (shooting) journeys undertaken in 1893 & 1894". Trekking across the Kitter mountains to hunt Ibex then to the Sinai Peninsula again to hunt Ibex. The author's accompanied there father on several hunts describing the terrain and the outcome of the hunts. they did not hunt themselves. Czech 49/50 [21896]
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Author: CAPSTICK Peter

The African Adventurers A Return To The Silent Places

1992.  1st Edn.  St Martins Press.  New York.  xii 244 pages, b/w illus from photographs, a fine copy in dj. Biography of C.J.P.Ionides, John Boyes, James H Sutherland. [19475]
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Author: CAPSTICK Peter Hathaway

Sands Of Silence On Safari In Namibia

1991.  1st Edn,.  St Martins Press.  New York.  213 pages, large 8vo, colour illus from photographs, a fine copy in dj. Capstick's Safari through Namibia in 1989 to hunt elephant. Czech 54 [21509]
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Author: CAPSTICK Peter Hathaway

Sands Of Silence On Safari In Namibia

1991.  1st Edn,.  St Martins Press.  New York.  xx 214 pages, large 8vo, colour illus from photographs, fine in dj. Capstick's Safari through Namibia in 1989 to hunt elephant. Czech 54 [21723]
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Author: Carr Norman

THE WHITE IMPALA The Story of a Game Ranger

1969.  1st.  Collins.  190 pages, Illustrations from photographs + map and pictorial end papers, vg in dj, light rubbing to the head of spine of the dj. An account of African Wildlife by the Elephant Poacher turned game ranger. Includes much on Elephants and the Impala. Czech 56 [22711]
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Author: CARRUTHERS D, MILLAIS J.G., VAN DER BYL P.B., WALLACE H. Frank, KENNION R.L., BARCLAY Ford G.

The Gun At Home And Abroad, Big Game Of Asia And North America

1915.  1st Edn.  The London & Counties Press Assoc Ltd.  xix 433 pages, TEG, 4to., illus with colour plates, photogravure, monochrome, and half tone plates, the colour plates from drawings by E Caldwell the photogravures, Frank H Wallace. Bound in the publishers full brown morroco, gilt title to upper board some foxing to the blank end papers. Limited to 600 numbered copies, this being numbered 535, issued in a 4-volume set with volume number to the spine or singerly as this volume with no number to spine. A sumptuous production. The authors write from personal experience and knowledge, Lt Col Kennion on the Big Game Of Persia, H.F.Wallace on China, P.B. Van Der Byl on India, Douglas Carruthers on Syria, Arabia, Asia Minor Russia etc. J.G.Millais describes the big game of America, + Barclay adding a chapter on Mancurian Tiger, a vg copy. Czech 45 [22698]
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Author: CARRUTHERS D, MILLAIS J.G., VAN DER BYL P.B., WALLACE H. Frank, KENNION R.L., BARCLAY Ford G.

The Gun At Home And Abroad, Big Game Of Asia And North America

1915.  1st Edn.  The London & Counties Press Assoc Ltd.  xix 433 pages, TEG, 4to., illus with colour plates, photogravure, monochrome and half tone plates, the colour plates from drawings by E Caldwell the photogravures, Frank H Wallace. Bound in the publishers full brown morroco, gilt title to upper board some foxing to the blank end papers. Limited to 600 numbered copies, this being numbered 517, issued in a 4-volume set with volume number to the spine or singerly as this volume with no number to spine. A sumptuous production. The authors write from personal experience and knowledge, Lt Col Kennion on the Big Game Of Persia, H.F.Wallace on China, P.B. Van Der Byl on India, Douglas Carruthers on Syria, Arabia, Asia Minor Russia etc. J.G.Millais describes the big game of America, + Barclay adding a chapter on Mancurian Tiger, a vg copy. Czech 45 [22254]
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Author: CASADA Dr James A Editor

Africans Greatest Hunter, The Lost Writings Of Frederick C. Selous

1998.  2nd Edn..  Safari Press.  Long Beach, CA, USA.  xxvi 276 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, publishers yellow cloth, a fine copy in dj. The 1st edition was a limited edition [19512]
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Author: CASATI Major Gaetano

Ten Years In Equatoria And The Return With Emin Pasha

1891.  Frederick Warne Co.  2nd Edn, 2 Vols, xxi 376, xv 347 pages, illus with upwards of 150 illus coloured plates and 4 maps in rear pockets A partially uncut copy in the original publishers patterned cloth, pictorial front board with native scene in silver and black with gilt palm tree with an unfortunate man tied to the tree. A bright copy translated from the original Italian manuscript, an account of Casati's travel and adventure in Southern Sudan with much on the flora and fauna of the region. [22208]
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Author: CATTRICK Alan

Spoor Of Blood

1959.  1st Edn,.  223 pages, browning to page edges as usual, vg in dj. South African big game hunters. [10705]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel

The Borders and Beyond, Arctic, Cheviot, Tropic

1924.  1st Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  XXI 489 pages, advs, illus by the author, 19 plates in colour by W H Riddell, original cloth, vg. [9182]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel

Memories of For Score Years Less Two, 1851-1929

1930.  1st Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  xxvii 257 pages, 3 pages of adverts TEG pages uncut, Illustrated with full page colour plates and b/w illustrations throughout the text by WH Riddell and the author. Publishers' green cloth binding VG. Although not a hunting book the volume relates to Chapmans journeys on the Nile and Nubian Dessert and his trip through the Sudan. There are his observations of wild game and numerous references to other hunting books, Riddell's colour plates are particularly fine. Czech 60 [22387]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel

Memories of Fourscore Years Less Two 1851-1929

1930.  1st Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  Xxvii -257, [3]. Pages of adverts, pages uncut. Many illustrations in the text by the author and coloured and half-tone plates by W.H.Riddell. Publishers' green cloth some slight bubbling to the cloth in places. With the first issue dust jacket printed in red on a grey background with coloured insert of deer in a woodland scene, later dj are plain and printed in black. A near fine copy and rare in this DJ includes a memoir by George Bolam. Although not a hunting book the volume relates to Chapmans journeys on the Nile and Nubian Dessert and his trip through the Sudan. There are his observations of wild game and numerous references to other hunting books, Riddell's colour plates are particularly fine. Czech 60 [22665]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel

Retrospect Reminiscences and Impressions of a Hunter Naturalist in Three Countries 1851-1928

1928.  1st Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  xix 353 pages, TEG, illus by Joseph Crawhall and W.H. Riddell, 20 in colour and rough sketches by the author, bookplate to front paste down, end papers foed. Chapmans varied sporting adventures includes hunting buffalo, rhinoceros, elephant, and plains game in British East Africa. The colour plates are particularly fine. Czech 60 Chute 97 [18316]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel

Savage Sudan Its Wild Tribes, Big Game And Bird Life

1921.  1st Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  XX 452 pages, TEG, 248 illus chiefly from rough sketches by the author, vg in publisher's dark green cloth, gilt warthog to upper board and gilt buffalo to rear, a vg copy. Chapman recounts his hunting experiences buffalo, hippo, elephant, rhino etc. Czech 35. Loose printed compliment slip from the author also loose folding menu for a dinner given for Theodore Roosevelt by the Society for The Preservation of the Wild Fauna od the Empire June 6th 1910, partly split along fold. [20237]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel

Wild Norway, With Chapters On Spitsbergen, Denmark etc

1897.  1st Edn,.  Edwards Arnold.  XIII 358 pages, 16pp advs, full page illus by the author assisted by Charles Whymper and P.CH.Trench +text illus, publisher's dark blue cloth, light bumping to corners, vg. Includes salmon fishing, reindeer and elk hunting, etc., [16066]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel, BUCK Walter J.

Unexplored Spain

1910.  1st Edn,.  Edward Arnold.  XVI 416 pages, large 8vo., 200 illus by Joseph Crawhall, E Caldwell and Abel Chapman and from photographs, some occasional spotting, green cloth, gilt title and mountain scene showing 3 ibex to upper boards, chapters on ibex and deer, wildfowling and small game shooting. [18463]
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Author: CHAPMAN Abel, BUCK Walter J.

Wild Spain Records Of Sport With Rifle, Rod, And Gun, Natural History And Exploration

1893.  1st Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  xx 472 pages, 4pp advs, pages uncut, 174 illus mostly by the author, coloured map, this is the large paper edition 10 3/4" x 7" in the publishers dark blue cloth, signature of G Blaine Nov 1923 to front blank presumably Gilbert Blaine, author of Falconry. The authors describes a little known land over 20 years, they have undertaken sporting expeditions into various parts of Spain. Includes much on the Ibex including hunting, also sheep. [6429]
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Author: Chas. A. Heyer & Co

Big Game Hunting In East Africa

nd Circa 1930.  Chas. A. Heyer & Co.  Nairobi Kenya Colony.  36 pages, (2) + (12) full page adverts 4to, illustrated throughout using b/w photographs mostly captioned beneath. Publishers blue ? green card covers printed in black with male lion illustration to the upper flap, vg The company notes" We claim to be the pioneer and oldest firm of outfitters of shooting and scientific expedition's in Eastern Africa".A comprehensive guide detailing the setting up and running a safari, staffing, clothing, the guns needed, hunting areas, game licenses, preservation of trophies, rations, costs etc. The photos are of particular interest showing game shot, in most cases the photographer is noted many are by Blaney Percival, also noted is the hunter. Many are attributed to being shot by J.A. Hunter, and C.B. Goss. A scarce item detailing the vintage years of the safari. [22687]
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Author: CHAUDHURI K.N.

Sport In Jheel And Jungle

1918.  1st Edn,.  Thacker Spine & Co.  Calcutta.  90 pages, small 4to., frontis illus of the author + 16 full page plates of game etc., 5cm closed tear to one page, signs of removal of bookplate to front paste down, original publishers covers with coloured plate inlay to front board of a tiger some slight chipping to the paper, gilt title to upper boards and gilt line border to insert, a vg clean copy, seldom found in vg condition. Written in a series of letters recording his shikar experiences to members of his family and friends and also a record of his thoughts, includes notes on hunting trips etc. Czech 46. [21415]
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Author: CHRISTY Miller

Birdsnesting And Bird Skinning, A Complete Description Of The Nests And Eggs Of Birds Which Breed In Britain

1888.  2nd Edn,.  T Fisher Unwin.  137 pages, 9 pages adverts fro related subjects, full page and text woodcut illus, yellow cloth covered boards, printed title and vignette of bird's nest and owl to upper cover in black, some darkening to cloth. The 2nd edition revised and rewritten with directions for their collection and preservation and a chapter on bird skinning. [18401]
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Author: CHURCH Percy W.

Chinese Turkestan With Caravan And Rifle

1901.  1st Edn,.  Rivingtons.  XI 207 pages, frontis, 24 illus from photographs, folding map, publishers grey cloth with vignette of wapiti head to upper board, a vg copy, the cloth clean and free of defects. the author and his hunting companion J.V.Phlp journeys from Srinagar through Yarkand to the Tekkes Valley collecting altai, wapiti, ibex, siberian roe etc also contains some excellent description of the terrain and the people, and includes a chapter on outfit etc and field notes on game Czech 47 Yakushi C115 [16151]
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Author: CLARK James L.

The Great Arc Of The Wild Sheep

1964.  1st Edn.  University of Oklahoma Press..  Norman, USA.  xxxvi + 247, illustrated in b/w from photographs, line drawings and maps. Ownership name of Malcolm Lyell to front end paper. Publishers' grey cloth with gilt ram's head to the upper cover. VG in rubbed DJ. Dj now in a clear removable cover. A complete description of each type of sheep colour habitat etc and hunting experiences. Malcolm Lyell (1922-2011), a hunter, an adventurer and manager of Westley Richards London showrooms he had many connections with big game hunters of the day. [22683]
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Author: CLARK James L.

Trails of the Hunted

1929.  1st Edn,.  Chatto and Windus.  XIII 269 pages, advert leaf, 4to., 47 full page plates from photographs, bookplate to front paste down, some heavy foxing to prelims and first few pages, some occasional spotting to contents and closed page edges, publishers green cloth, 1cm section rubbed through rear spine edge. Czech Asia 48 Africa 62. Clark was an ardent taxidermist and big game hunter, he writes of his expeditions to Africa, North America and Asia in search of specimens for the American museums. Czech 37. [20373]
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Author: COBB Cecil F.

Sport On The Setit The Narrative Of A Sporting Trip Along The Rivers Atbara And Setit

1911.  1st Edn,.  Cross and Jackman.  Canterbury.  (xvi) -125 pages, 28, plates after photographs by H. Leney and the author. Publisher's slate blue cloth lettered in gilt to the upper board. SIGNED by Cobb on the lower blank margin of the preface page., some age browning to the end papers the contents clean and free of foxing.The cloth clean with no chips or splits A very good copy of a scarce work provincially published in a small edition. Cobb and his hunting partner hunted in the Sudan, bagging an elephant, waterbuck, greater kudu, hartebeest, gazelle etc., using a rifle borrowed from Major Powell-Cotton. At the end is a breakdown of the expenses of the trip Czech, Africa, p. 64. [22662]
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Author: COBBOLD Ralph P.

Innermost Asia Travel And Sport In The Pamirs

1900.  1st Edn,.  William Heinemann.  xviii 354 pages, full page and text illus from photographs, 4 full page maps + lge folding coloured map at rear. Old repair to closed tear to verso 1 section of blank margin and map, publishers plain dark red cloth, some light fading to edges, possible a later publishers binding, some copies appear with a gilt sheep's head to upper board others in this binding. An excellent work on sport and adventure with voluble descriptions of the terrain. Czech 49. [20077]
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Author: COBBOLD Ralph P.

Innermost Asia Travel And Sport In The Pamirs

1900.  1st Edn,.  William Heinemann.  XVIII 354 pages, illus, lge folding map, foxing to frontis, presentation inscription on FEP "from one traveler to another with best wishes Sept 1919 Ralph P Cobbold". recased in the original red cloth, gilt title and sheep head vignette to upper cover, some old surface rubbing and soiling to covers, g+, very unusual to find signed. An excellent work on sport and adventure with voluble descriptions of the terrain. Czech 49. [18687]
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Author: COOCH BEHAR The Maharaja Of

Thirty Years Of Big Game Shooting In Cooch Behar, The Duars, And Assam, A Rough Diary

1908.  1st Edn,.  The Times Press.  Bombay.  xxviii 461 pages, lge 8vo, illus throughout with full page and text illus from photographs, large coloured folding map to rear, recased in the original blue cloth with gilt crest to upper board, a vg copy. The book details Indian shooting experiences from 1871 to 1907, located in West Assam, the author gives a detailed account of the game shot, some 365 tigers, 311 leopards, 207 rhinos etc. details of height, weight, where shot, remarks etc. Published in Bombay by the Time Press and in London by Rowland Ward. One of the great Indian big game hunting titles, a scarce book. Czech 50. [20680]
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Author: CORBETT Jim

The Man-eating Leopard Of Rudraprayag

1954.  reprint Edn,.  Oxford University Press.  166 pages, illus with photographs, map end papers, publishers green cloth with gilt tiger head vignette to upper board, vg in dj. Czech 52 [20841]
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Author: CORBETT Jim

The Mohan Man-Eater And Other Stories

1948.  Oxford University Press.  Madras.  xi 122 pages, full page and text illus by G.H.G.Moorhouse, front and rear end papers showing drawing of a magazine rifle, a double barrel rifle and a 12 bore shotgun with components identified, pictorial printed card covers with title and tigers head to upper covers. A vg copy of a Corbett rarity. One copy located in the USA on World Cat, a note on contents begins "These stories are taken from Jim Corbetts well known book Man Eaters Of Kumaon. they have been abridged and slightly simplified for children" Reading the preface which in most cases follow that of the original there are some differences, the stories covered are "The Champawat man Eater, the Chowgarth Tiger And The Mohan Man Eaters". At the end of the book are 7 pages of questions and authors notes. These do not appear in the original book, whether the book was abridged by Corbett I cannot find other than "Authors notes" I also cannot find the illustration being used in other Corbett titles. I handled this copy a few years ago, and have recently re-purchased it from the collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson who I originally sold it to. Johnson held one of the most comprehensive collections on Indian big game. [21414]
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Author: CORBETT Jim

The Temple Tiger And More Man-Eaters Of Kumaon

1954.  reprint Edn,.  Oxford University.  197 pages, illus from photographs, green cloth, gilt tiger head vignette to upper board, vg in dj. dj chipped at head and tail of spine. Czech 52. [20524]
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Author: COTTON W.B.

Sport In The Eastern Sudan From Souakin To The Blue Nile

1912.  1st 2nd issue Edn,.  Rowland Ward.  X 285 pages, 5 pages adverts for Roland Ward, original tan cloth, gilt title to upper board light rubbing to head and tail of spine, although the title page calls for a map it was never issued for the 2nd issue. A scarce Rowland Ward publication the book details the author's 9 months safari at a cost of ?750.00. Hunting lion, buffalo, hippo, giraffe and variety of plains game. Czech 40 [14736]
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Author: CRADOCK Lieut Col Montagu

Sport In New Zealand

1904.  1st Edn,.  Anthony Treherne & Co Ltd.  viii-287, frontis + 7 full page plate, publishers' green cloth with gilt title and a stag head vignette in black to the upper cover, a vg clean copy. The author recounts his stalking, shooting, fishing, hunting polo racing and yachting, over a 2 year stay. ?350 [22488]
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Author: CRANWORTH Lord

A Colony In The Making or Sport and Profit in British East Africa

1912.  1st Edn,.  Macmilland and Co.  Africa.  xiv 359 pages, TEG, illus in b/w from photographs, large folding map at rear, foxing to front and rear end paper and closed page edges, oval ownership stamp to FEP, contents clean and free of foxing, publishers green cloth, gilt title and native vignette to upper cover. The author provides information on big game, its location, methods of stalking and the game reserves. Czech 69. [20342]
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Author: CRANWORTH Lord

Kenya Chronicals

1939.  1st Edn,.  Macmillan & Co Ltd.  xi 367 pages, illus, bookplate of Hugh Walker to front paste down, gilt lion head to upper cover, vg in the original dj, dj showing loss to head and tail of spine and corners, some repair to verso now in removable protective sleeve. Cranwell recounts his political, military and sporting experiences, there is a chapter relating to his 1906 safari. Czech 69. [20364]
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Author: CRILE Grace

Skyways To A Jungle Laboratory

1937.  1st English Edn,.  240 pages, illus, vg in worn dj. A scientific expedition hunting everything from elephant to jack rabbit. [11248]
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Author: CUMMING R.Gordan

Five years of a hunter's life in the far interior of South Africa. With notices of the native tribes, and anecdotes of the chase of the lion, elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, rhinoceros, etc

1850.  2nd Edn,.  John Murray.  xv 388, x 381 pages, two volumes with frontis and engraved 1/2 title to each volume, 13 engraved plates + map. Bound in later ? dark green morroco with all edge's gilt. Cummings was a Scotsman and astounded the Dutch by wearing a kilt whilst hunting. The narrative is a valuable account of the state of the country at this period. Cumming appears to have hunted every species of South African fauna. After 5 years he returned to England, taking the Cape Wagon which had accompanied him throughout his journey and a large collection of trophies, the whole weighing about 30 tons. One of the classics of African Big Game Hunting and Exploration. Sabin Vol I 398, Czech 72 [22251]
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Author: CZECH Dr Kenneth P.

An Annotated Bibliography Of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999

2011.  1st Edn,.  Trophy Room Books.  Agoura, Ca, USA.  x 313 pages, 16 colour plates showing 32 book covers, a new copy. The bibliography gives a complete physical description of the books notes, the illustrations and maps, if issued with dj. In addition there is a description of the countries hunted, where the hunting occurs and the game bagged. [21969]
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Author: DENHAM Major Dixon & CLAPPERTON Captain Hugh

Narrative Of Travels And Discoveries In Northern And Central Africa, In The Years 1822, 1823, and 1824

1826.  1st Edn.  John Murray.  xlviii, 335, 269 pages, frontis + 34 engraved plates, 1 colour, 6 vignettes and large folding map some occasional spotting, the map of Bellos more so. Original full tan calf boards, later matching spine, some light rubbing to corners on the board. Denham and Clapperton and Dr Walter Oudney traveled from Benioleed to lake Tchad to Sokota, failing to ascertaion the source of the Niger. Denham spent time exploring Lake Tchad, Clapperton journeys westwards to the Niger in January 1824, Oudney died and was buried by his friends at Murmur. Clapperton journey's alone to Knao and Sokota , in May he started his return and was rejoined by Denham at Kula reaching Tripoli in January 1825. [20900]
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Author: Dharmakumarsinhji R S

Reminiscences Of Indian Wildlife

1998.  Oxford University Press.  xii 115 pages, full page illus, pictorial card covers. The author an Indian prince, a respected naturalist, hunter and falconer, he hunted lion and tiger etc. [21551]
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Author: DIGBY Bassett

The Mammoth And Mammoth Hunting In North East Siberia

1926.  1st Edn,.  222 pages, illus, some spotting, old splash mark on top of front board, gilt pictorial spine, vg-. chapters on ivory tusks etc. [10812]
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Author: DOLLMAN J.G.

Catalogue Of The Selous Collection Of Big Game In The British Museum

1921.  1st Edn,.  Trustees of the British Museum.  vii 112 pages, Portrait frontispiece of Selous presentation bookplate to the front paste down by The Trustees of The British Museum. Publisher's pebbled brown cloth. A very good "Though this is more of a zoological work, Dollman included several hunting excerpts from Selous' books and journal articles to highlight the descriptions of the species. Czech 82 ?95 [22551]
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Author: DRAKE-BROCKMAN R.E.

The Mammals Of Somaliland

1910.  1st Edn,.  XVII 201 pages, frontis illus and 18 other full page illus from photographs, original light blue cloth with elephant vignette to upper board, gilt on spine title dull, some bumping to spine, vg-. Czech 52 [12989]
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Author: DRUMMOND W.H.

The Large Game And Natural History Of South And South East Africa

1875.  1st Edn,.  XXI 428 pages, coloured frontis and title page vignette, 12 full page tinted plates and map + text illus, recased in the publishers brown cloth, dust soiled; normally fair in green pictorial cloth. [9659]
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Author: DRURY Colonel Heber

Reminiscences Life And Sport In Southern India

1890.  1st Edn,.  W H Allen.  viii, 230 pages, (ii) adverts Armorial bookplate of C.J. Anstruther, Publishers brown cloth with gilt title, and tiger vignette in black to the upper cover. Some even fading to the cloth with light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine. Colonel Drury was Assistant Resident in Travancore and Cochin, he hunted elephant tiger and bison etc. there is considerable description o0f the terrain and people of the area. Czech 65 ?245 [22656]
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Author: DU CHAILLU Paul B.

Explorations And Adventures In Equatorial Africa With The Accounts Of THe Manners And Customs Of The People and of the Chase of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus and Other Animals

1861.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  xviii 459 pages, 28 pages of adverts, folding frontis of "The Gorilla", large folding map at end, full page and text woodcut illustrations throughout. Armorial bookplate with corresponding signature to the front paste down. Recased in the publisher's cloth retaining the original end papers, gilt gorilla vignette to the upper board within blind ruled boarders, spine head and tail rebacked. Du Chaillu travelled through the heavily forested Gabon and was one of the first white men to trek into gorilla territory in search of gorillas. Though he also encountered hippopotamus and elephant. Czech 86 [22538]
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Author: DU CHAILLU Paul B.

Explorations And Adventures In Equatorial Africa With The Accounts Of The Manners And Customs Of The People and of the Chase of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus and Other Animals

1861.  1st Edn,.  Joihn Murray.  xviii 479 pages, folding frontis of "The Gorilla", large folding map at end, full page and text woodcut illustrations throughout. Armorial bookplate to front paste down and front end some spotting to front blank prelims. Bound without adverts in a contemporary ? calf spine in compartments with leather title label, ornate tooling to remaining spine compartments, some rubbing to corners and spine edges . Du Chaillu travelled through the heavily forested Gabon and was one of the first white men to trek into gorilla territory in search of gorillas. Though he also encountered hippopotamus and elephant. Czech 86 [22768]
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Author: DUGMORE Radclyffe A

The Romance Of The Newfoundland Caribou, An Intimate Account Of The Life Of The Reindeer Of North America

1913.  1st Edn.  William Heinemann.  viii 191 pages, 4to., illus throughout with full page plates from photographs, text drawings + colour frontis by the author + large folding map, some occasional spotting to contents, publishers blue cloth, gilt title and 2 caribou stags fighting vignette to upper board, small faint watermark to upper edge. Includes a chapter on the caribou froma sportsmans point of view [21377]
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Author: DUGUID Julian

Tiger Man

1932.  1st Edn.  National Travel Club.  New York.  287 pages, frontis + 15 plates from photographs + map, publishers black cloth, gilt title and vignette to upper board, vg in dj. dj has some loss to bottom lower corner and top edge of rear board and some small chips. To inner fold of dj states first printing the special edition for N.T.C. Jaguar hunting throughout the Moto Grosse in Brazil the biography of an adventurer in the wildest place in South Africa. [21232]
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Author: DUTTON E A T

Kenya Mountain

1930.  new Edn.  Jonathan Cape.  xvi 219 pages, large 8vo., frontis + 55 maps, 3 sketch maps and large folding map, presentation inscription to FEP, publisher's cloth, gilt title to upper cover, spine evenly faded. A detailed account of the mountain, its scenery and fauna also climbing experiences. This edition has been corrected and enlarged from the 1st Edn 1929. [20360]
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Author: DUTTON E.A.T.

Lillibullero On The Golden Road

1944.  1st Edn.  Zanzibar.  xii 313, double page map Northern Frontier of Kenya, some light spotting to prelims and map, publishers' green cloth, 1 of 100 numbered copies, this being No 57, note in ink to FEP for Nagahot? Library, some light marking to the cover. The scarce 1st edition of Dutton's reminiscences [20337]
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Author: DYER Anthony

The East African Hunters. The History Of The East African Professional Hunters Association

1979.  1st Edn.  Amwell Press,.  Clinton, New Jersey, U.S.A.  144 pages, All edges gilt illustrated with colour frontis and line drawings by Bob Kuhnan and with photographs from the Association's private collection. Bound in brown bonded leather gilt crest to the upper board of the East African Hunters Association, in publisher's slipcase. Limited to 1000 copies. Signed by Anthony Dyer and Jim Rikhoff, note in ink by Malcolm Lyell noting that Dyer presented the book to his wife Rosamund, there are a few related pencil margin notes by Lyell in the book. Malcolm Lyell (1922-2011), a hunter, an adventurer and manager of Westley Richards London showrooms he had many connections and friendships with big game hunters of the day. Anthony Dyer had served as the president of East African Hunters Association for several years, himself a professional hunter who guided so many big names over the years. [22671]
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Author: DYER Anthony

Men For All Seasons The Hunters And Pioneers

1995.  1st Edn..  Trophy Room Books.  Angoura, CA, USA.  xi 389 pages, illus with 375 in b/w from photographs. A fine copy in fine dj, limited to 1000 copies signed by the author. Profiles of professional big game hunters with accounts of their hunts with a 41 page appendix of the greatest East African hunter. Czech 89. [19500]
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Author: EARDLEY WILMOT Sir S.

Leaves From Indian Forests

1930.  1st Edn,.  Edward Arnold and Co.  viii 200 pages, frontis + 7 full page illus from photographs + numerous text drawings, inscription to front end paper, blue cloth, gilt tiger head to upper cover, vg. Hunting tiger and panther in the foothill on the Himalayas also buffalo etc. Czech 68. [20390]
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Author: EARDLEY-WILMOT S.

Forest Life And Sport In India

1910.  1st Edn,.  Edward Arnold.  XI 324 pages, 20pp advs, illus, publisher's red cloth gilt elephant vignette to upper board, upper corners bumped, vg-. An inspector general of forests in India, he recounts numerous hunts after tigers, panthers, samber etc. Czech 68 [20416]
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Author: EASTMAN George

Chronicles of An African Trip

1927.  1st Privately printed for the author Edn,.  87 pages, 29 photographic illus, map end papers showing the hunting trip, 1/4 cloth backed boards, slight damp mark to top corners of rear board, neat name written to top edge of front board, contents clean. Includes letter from the chairman of Kodak, stating the book is to be presented to all his employees who have completed 5 years service. [241]
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Author: EDMONDS R J (Dilly)

The Big Game Diary of R.J. Edmonds (Dilly) 1870 in Zululand

1870.  "Four months' shooting trip to the Zulu country May to September 1870, 5 guns (one laid up in the best shooting ground), 384 head beside Crocodiles 16, Bora 2 ,Muscat 1, Pelicans, Flamingos, Bustard, Korau, Game (many kinds) Duck (various) Teal, Dickkop, Cranes various, Herons various ,Egrets, Hadidas, Secretary birds, Eagles (various), Pheasants, Partridges (various), Guinea Fowl (blue crested common), Quail (various), Bitters, Snakes various 374 head" The diary of R.J. Edmonds (Dilly) with Guy Darling and Bob Fellows leaving England, and being joined in South Africa by John Dunn and Captain Walmesley John Robert Dunn (1834-1895) a South African settler, hunter, and diplomat of Scottish dissent his love of hunting took him regularly into Zululand. An influential man in the area, Dunn became a close and respected friend of the Zulu chief Cetshwayo being given tracts of land in Zululand and having a number of Zulu wives. The diary consists of 126 full manuscript pages + a 10-page game register. Clearly written in ink with date shown in most cases. Spelling of names may differ to today's equivalent i.e. Hippopotamuses referred to as Seacows Bound in the original full plain green morroco binding 13.5 cm x 18.5 cm 7 ? x 5 ? inches some light rubbing to edges. The diary begins with the party leaving Falmouth on March the 12th. They sight Table Mountain on 13th April There are various observations and episodes of the journey including shooting Porpoises Albatrosses etc. They meet with a Captain Watson 11th regiment who is planning to come up to Dunns country with them, "a great bore but cannot be helped, I fear we shall be to many guns on the ground". The party leave Durban on the 29th receiving a letter from Captain Walmesley the government agent that he would join the party at the Tugela river on the 4th. There are various references to equipping out the expedition getting guns' powder, wagons etc. "Setting out on the 6th May and crossing the Tugela river and leaving our horses on the Natal side as the river is running to fast JD is waiting to greet us and welcomes us to Zululand. Dunn reflects on how the land abounded with game 15 years ago and tells us the best shooting will be at the end. We spend time in the area shooting Buck plains game etc. We meet our first Zulus on the 24th "a primitive people". On the 26th we leave for new Buck country, Dunn goes to his place some 27 miles away and to see Ketowayo (Cetshwayo)." There are various encounters with Zulus recorded including a visit to a Kraal and how Kaffir hospitality is very poor. On Saturday 4th June we cross the Umbelozi (Umfolozi). Much shooting of Koodoo waterbuck Wilde beast Gunu etc recorded. A typical entry Fri 10th after Rhino walking through bush an old Rhino jumps up fire 4 barrels at 15 yds., but she goes off. On the 15th I shot my first Rhino" shot him in the chest at 150 yds. he drops dead "also shot a Klepspringer possibly the smallest and largest beasts we are likely to get. A great deal of shooting for seacows (Hippos). We cross the Nyalazi on the 23rd the next day we watch the Zulus hunt and hear about a Dutchman 6 miles away who is expected to die of fever. There is a party of Dutch hunters who had spoiled our hunting on the Umfolozi. Various hunting episodes taking place, we pass Baldwin's camp where only 2 out of his party of 7 survived "but the climate has altered since", (In 1860 Baldwin's 1st safari after Hippo, 8 of his 10 white companions died of Malaria). From now on there is a great deal of hunting recorded and observation a large number of Rhinos being shot and numerous plains game. It is remarkable how many animals were wounded or badly shot and not retrieved. Many near misses for the guns and their kaffir boys being charged by rhino's. On the 16th we move camp I saw W nearly a mile off, he arrived covered in blood after shooting a lion and thinking it was dead he advanced and was attacked by the lion. The following day I go off with D where the lion was. D shot at a lion and I give it a barrel Dunn shouted at us not to run in, the lion was from yesterday it was hit 3 times by W the lion was skinned and the meat eaten by the kaffirs. Sunday 30th I chase on horseback 2 rhinos shot both 1 dropping like a rabbit, F shots 5 in 1 day. The diary continues in the same vein hunting every day. On Saturday the 12th August we move camp Esmonde slept out that night. Here the diary ends with "I shall not keep this diary any more tho we expect another month & some fun with sea cow." At the end of the volume is a 10-page game register giving the game shot by each member of the party. And a total breakdown of the head shot overall, which include 27 Rhinos 39 hippos 67 Gnu . Reading the diary, you become aware that a great deal of game was wounded and not picked, including many Rhinos I am assuming these are not recorded in the register. An important and early hunting diary particularly being in Zululand with John Dunn. Dunn in the late 1850s strove to bring peace between Cetshwayo and his half-brother Mbuyazis the carnage was horrific and it lived with Dunn for the rest of his life. Cetshwayo becoming King at his father's death in 1872. After this Dunn became possible the second most powerful man in Zululand becoming Cetshwayo advisor and confident. [20499]
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Author: EDYE Surgeon Captain J.S.

Sport In India And Somali Land With Hints To Young Shikaris

1895.  1st Edn,.  Gale Poldon Ltd.  Aldershot.  170 pages, Frontis and 22 b/w plates from photographs, armorial bookplate of C.J. Anstruther to front pastedown, some spotting to inner blank and 1/2 title. Publishers' brown pictorial cloth with gilt seated native on horseback to the upper board within patterned boarders and title printed in black. A very good copy. The author recounts hunting lion and rhinoceros, in Somalia also leopard blackbuck, cheetah markhor, tiger etc in India. He includes skinning and the preservation of trophies. Czech India 69, Africa 90 [22657]
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Author: ELEPHANT INTEREST GROUP

Elephant Volume 2 Number 2

1986.  Elephant Interest Group, Wayne State University, USA.  264 pages, illus, pictorial card covers, the 1st volume appeared in 1982 this is a summary of their accomplishments and related issues since. [12654]
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Author: ELLIOT Robert H.

Gold Sport & Coffee Planting In Mysore

1894.  1st Edn,.  Archibald Constable And Co.  Westminster.  xxx, 480 pages, folding coloured map of Mysore name to top blank margin of the title page dated 1900. original slate blue cloth rubbing to the head of spine. The work is based on the authors own thirty-eight years of experience as a coffee planter in Mysore. Her hunts tigers, panthers, bears and bison in the Mysore region. . Czech 71 [22478]
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Author: ELLIOT Scott G.F.

A Naturalist In Mid Africa, Being An Account Of A Journey To The Mountains Of The Moon And Tanganyika

1896.  1st Edn,.  A.D Innes & Co.  xvi 413 pages, full plate and text illus from photographs, drawings etc. maps including 3 coloured folding maps, A partly unopened copy in original cloth, gilt vignette to upper board, cloth faded with mark to spine. With a grant from The Royal Society, the author travels through the Victoria Region including Uganda. Elliot records the fauna, wild life and scenery with various episodes including hints on outfits and expenses. [21184]
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Author: ELLIOTT Major General J.G.

Field Sports In India, 1800 - 1947

1973.  1st Edn,.  223 pages, illus, vg in dj. [6086]
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Author: ELLIOTT Major General J.G.

Field Sports In India 1800-1947

1973.  1st Edn,.  223 pages, illus, vg in dj. [8344]
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Author: FARSON Negley

Last Chance In Africa

1949.  1st. Edn,.  384 pages, illus, vg in dj, Kenya interest. [3444]
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Author: FERGUSSON Capt V.H., AND OTHERS

The Story Of Fergie Bey Awaraquay

1930.  1st Edn,.  XX11 356 pages, frontis, illus, folding map, original covers marked, damage to cloth bottom edges of rear board. Based on the author's journals and published after his death at the hands of Nuer tribesman, details his life as a commissioner in the Sudan and his big game hunting exploits. Czech 56 [4491]
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Author: FINAUGHTY William

Recollections Of William Finaughty Elephant Hunter 1864-1875

1916.  1st Edn.  J.B.Lippincott Company.  Piladelphia.  242 pages limited to 250 copies. Bookplate of Kenneth Doble to front paste down, two offset (2.5 x 1.25 cm) tape marks to both front and rear free end papers. Some very occasional spotting to contents and closed page edge. Very occasional pencil notes to margins relating to the book. Note to bottom margin of preface page the first letter A in ink possible the writer had second thought of using a pen! Original tan paper cover boards tan cloth spine. Paper title label to upper board and spine, the spine label chipped and cracked, some even darkening to the cloth. A purpose made cloth covered slipcase present. One of the rarest of big game hunting titles, this as privately printed by George L.Harrison in an edition of 250 copies for distribution to noteworthy African sportsmen and other luminaries. Harrison who was on Safari in Rhodesia in 1908 not only hunted with Finaughtys son, but later met the author and was given a set of the Rhodesian Journal which had serialized the elder Finaughtys recollections. From these, Harrison published the work less one chapter from an issue missing from his set. William Finaughty entered Matabeleland and Mashonaland in the 1860s, the "elephants practically did not know what a gun shot was". This volume presents numerous exciting encounters with elephant, buffalo, lion and other big game. Czech 95 [20495]
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Author: FIRENZA P

Encylopedia Of Big Game Animals Of Africa

1983.  1st English Edn..  Larousse, NY.  270 pages, illus in colour from photographs and drawings, vg in publishers imitation leather binding, vg in wrong dj. Covers major big game animals of Africa, gives characteristics, distribution and record book statistics, photos of the game and drawings of the spoon etc. [19684]
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Author: FITZPATRICK Sir Percy

Jock of The Bushveld

1907.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green & Co.  xv 475, illustrated by E. Caldwell with coloured frontis 22 b/w full page plates and numerous illustrations to page margins including the three uncorrected marginal illustrations of a dung beetle at pp. 65, 337 & 457. Some foxing to the blank end papers 5cm closed tear to upper centre of one page. Bound in the publisher's green cloth with gilt title and vignette of Jock to upper board and antelope to spine, neat strengthening to verso very head of the spine. A very good copy of a South African classic described by Mendelssohn as "Perhaps one of the best dog stories ever written." The life of Jock the animals and people of the veldt. Mendelssohn vol I, p. 550. [22270]
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