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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Marsh (Brian)

A PIONEERING HUNTER (Limited edition signed by the author)

Published: Safari Press, Long Beach, CA., 2006

Edition: First Edition

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First edition: 244 pages, frontispeiece portrait, numerous black and white photographs, pictorial blue cloth titled gilt on the upper cover and spine, a fine copy housed in a matching blue cloth slipcase.

The limitations page reads: One thousand copies of the first edition have been printed. This numbered and signed edition is the fifty-fourth book in the Classics in African Hunting Series.

This is copy number 351 signed by the author.

Obituary: Brian Marsh, The Gentleman Hunter 1928-2014 Brian Marsh, the 'pioneering hunter', who later became a writer, died on 10th November in Capetown at the age of 86.Born as Ewart Pinker in 1928 in South Africa, he took his step-father’s name when he was 6 and remained Brian Marsh for all his life.

Pioneering he really was. In the 1950s he started as one of the first professional crocodile hunters in Nyasaland, at what is now Lake Malawi. From that time into the mid-eighties the fisheries dept. issued unlimited crocodile licences. An able hunter like Brian could make a good living from selling the skins. While hunting in Nyasaland he became a friend of “Pondoro” Taylor and later greatly facilitated Peter Capstick‘s biography of John Taylor, the “Man called Lion”.

To many of us he is best known from his biographical books: “Baron in Africa”, the authorized life story of the owner of Safarilandia in Mozambique, Werner von Alvensleben; “The Hunting Blackbeards of Botswana”; “A Pioneering Hunter”, a fitting title for his autobiography. http://www.africanindaba.com/2014/11/obituary-brian-marsh-the-gentleman-hunter-1928-2014/

  • Overall Condition: A Fine Copy
  • Size: 8vo (240 x160mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Visa & Mastercard and Bank transfers
  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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