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York, William

African Adventures and Misadventures (Signed & Numbered edition 408 of 1000 copies)

Escapades in East Africa with Mau Mau and Giant Forest Hogs

Published: Safari Press Inc, Long Beach, California. USA, 2003

Edition: First Signed edition

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Deep maroon boards with gilt outline and blocking to upper board with antelope gilt vignette to same. Gilt spine titles, with slipcase.

From his early days in Kenya when he and a companion trekked alone through the desert of the NFD and had to fend off marauding lions that ate his caravan ponies to encountering a Mau Mau terrorist who took potshots at his victims with a stolen elephant gun. Bill York gives an entertaining account of his life that will keep you turning the pages. York was there to gain firsthand knowledge of some of the funny and outrageous behavior of his famous acquaintances- Eric Rundgren, Ken Dawson, Frank Broadbent, and Iodine Ionides.

There are stories about how York found a cache of rhino and elephant ivory that J.A.Hunter had stashed before his death, and how John Boyes managed to exasperate British authorities with his dastardly deeds! There is an entire chapter on hunting giant forest hogs, and there are encounters and adventures with crop raiding elephant and ghost buffalo that could be seen but not killed. As with York's previous book, the pages are loaded with interesting anecdotes, fascinating tales, and well written prose that gives insight into East Africa and its more famous characters. Artwork by Clive Kay.

This is volume forty-five in Safari Press's Classics in African Hunting Series. Signed and numbered 408 of 1000 copies with slipcase.

280 pages text with line drawings and images.

  • Jacket Condition: As Publishe
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 23.5 x 25.5cm with slipcase.
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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