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Captain H. A. Wilson

A British Borderland

Service and Sport in Equatoria

Published: John Murray, London, 1913

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1913.

Scarce book on hunting and soldiering in Kenya and Uganda.

Green cloth boards with black titles.

Blind-stamped black vignette on cover.

Gilt title on spine. xxi, 347 pages.

18 illustrations over 16 pages.

Fold-out map at rear [22 x 24 cm].

Colour top page block, others untrimmed.

Some spotting/foxing.

Mylar protective cover.

"An officer in the King's African Rifles, Wilson mixed

military activities with sport. En route to an assignment

on the Nile, he bagged his first elephant. Along British

East Africa's Mara River, he collected roan antelope, eland,

and lion and hunted buffalo from a machan. His best chapters

recount his elephant hunting adventures near Nimule on the

White Nile. As Wilson notes, 'I personally find an elephant easier

to kill than a snipe, but then I'm a vile shot with a scattergun'

[Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting

Books, 1785 to 1950, p.175]."

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22.5 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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