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Lieut.-Colonel H. C. Lowther

From Pillar to Post

Published: Edward Arnold, London, 1912

Edition: First edition.

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1 volume. First edition. Name on inside "Gerard Lowther, Apl. 1911." 

Original red-cloth boards with gilt title and "cap" vignette.

xi, 307 pages + 30 page publishers catalogue.

Frontispiece photogravure with tissue-guard.

30 monochrome illustrations. Sporadic spotting/foxing.

The collection of random reminiscences contains two chapters

on lion hunting, and four chapters on South Africa from 1899 to 1902.

Chapter 14 covers East Africa, including Zanzibar. 

Becoming a hard to find edition.

"An officer in the Scots Guards, Lowther travelled to Somaliland

where he hunted lion in the Haud region, as well as kudu and

other plains game. During a trip to British East Africa, he encountered 

Teddy Roosevelt (who was on his famous safari), and went on to bag

elephant near the Riana River. There are also several chapters devoted

to his experiences in the Boer War, as well as other military obligations.

[Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books,

1785 to 1950, p.99)."

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 14.5 cm
  • Name: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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