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Author: HUGHES J.E.

Title: Eighteen Years On Lake Bangweula

Price: £1800.00

Year: nd 1933

Edition: 1st Edn,

Publisher: The Field

Summary: xvi ? 376 pages, large 8vo 78 photographic illustrations on 76 individual plates double page coloured front end paper map of LAKE BANGWEULU. Presentation inscription on half title "Presented by the author to C. E Radclyffe May 1933" with Radclyffe's bookplate to verso blank of the front end paper, Radclyffe wrote Big Game Hunting in Alaska. The contents clean and tight, the original mustard yellow cloth with native vignette to the upper board, the cloth clean and free of marks the binding tight with no chips or splits a very small bump to front upper corner. A scare title and even more so in this condition the cloth so often found soiled. Hughes travelled to Nyasaland in 1901 as an assistant native commissioner in the British South Africa Company, eventually resigning his post in favour of becoming a full-time hunter and trader. Over the next decade, he explored and hunted around Lake Bangweulu and its attendant swampy region and the rivers Chambesi and Luapula. There are numerous hunting incidents, particularly after elephant, lion, buffalo, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros, with cheetah bagged near the Luena River. In addition, eland, sable puku, sitatunga, warthog and, other game was collected. He also provides advice for future sportsmen. "Always aim low at a buffalo ? his chest is only two feet from the ground; and never fire unless you can see him properly. " This is an excellent work of hunting and adventure with wonderful details of the area ( todays Zambia), and scarce Czech 135

Ref: 22574

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