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Neumann (Arthur H.)


Published: Rowland Ward, London, 1898

Edition: First Edition

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Being an account of three years' ivory-hunting under Mount Kenia and among the Ndorobo savages of the Lorogi mountains, including a trip to the north end of Lake Rudolph

With numerous illustrations by J.G. Millais, E. Caldwell and G.E.Lodge.

Coloured plate and a map.

First Edition: xvi 455 pages + 8 pages publisher's catalogue, frontispiece - 'Love-Making' after a painting by E. Caldwell, 1 colour plate of butterflies, 62 illustrations by J.G. Millais, E. Caldwell and G.E. Lodge as well as photographs, folding map in pocket in back cover, maroon cloth title gilt on the spine – which is very faded and starting to fray at the top and the bottom, corners slightly bumped, distinctive Rowland Ward black zebra-patterned endpapers, a good copy.

Czech (Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, page 207: 'Neumann hunted throughout British East Africa, hunting rhino and oryx near the Machenzie River, then travelling to the Jambeni Range for elephant, impala, and rhinoceros. Near Mt. Kenya he bagged numerous elephant and also collected rhino and lion. In Ndorobo territory, he stalked more elephant, particularly near the Seya River. On a second expedition, this time toward the Tana River, he again bagged elephant, then returned to Ndorobo lands for further tuskers. On a trek toward Lake Rudolph, Neumann collected topi, lion, rhino, hippopotamus, giraffe, and a variety of plains animals. The coloured plate of butterflies was highly prized by entomologists and was often removed'. A classic work of African big game hunting literature.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x170mm)
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