Hardback with unclipped dustcover over original illustrated boards.
The most ardent and intricately detailed treatment of hunting to appear in forty years, African Hunter will be instantly recognized as the definitive work. In sheer scope it is virtually unrepeatable, very probably the last book of its kind, it sums up the most thrilling aspect of a continent of extremes.
James Mellon, one the world's greatest hunters, has written twenty-one of the fifty two chapters himself and commissioned the others from leading contemporary hunting authorities: game wardens, naturalists, conservationists, professional hunters and sportsmen. Taking for their arena some twenty countries and for their subject matter more than two hundred kinds of animals (from the ten-pound dik-dik to the five ton elephant), together they have produced the bible of African safari, including: information on the distribution of game animals, the areas that have produced the finest trophies and the best time of year to hunt in each, advice on the selection of weapons and on the field care and preparation of trophies, and maps of game areas. The book is further enriched by 382 spectacular photographs of scenes of the chase.
Heavily bumped- very good reading copy.
ISBN 304 29666 X
- Jacket Condition: Very Good
- Binding Condition: Good-Bumped
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 31 x 23.5 cm