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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Meikle (R.S.) and Meikle (E.)


The story of an African holiday

Published: T. Werner Laurie Ltd., London, No date [circa 1917]

Edition: First Edition

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First edition.327 pages, frontispiece portrait, 31 plates, folding map, book plate of I & F.W. Hosken on the front paste-down end paper, several pages carelessly opened - damaging the fore-edge slightly in the process, original olive green cloth titled gilt on the upper cover and spine, a very good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, Page 192 - 193: The first third of this book relates to the author's travels on the Uganda Railway and an excursion into German East Africa. With a safari consisting of 144 members, the Meikles proceeded to hunt in British East Africa near the Guaso Nyiro. They bagged hartebeest, oryx, rhino lion, gerenuk and waterbuck. After a bout with dysentery, the party returned to the field where Mrs Meikle relates a variety of camp experiences with a bit of buffalo hunting mixed in. While there are several good descriptions of hunting big game, the authors seem intent on stressing the 'holiday' aspect of their African journey.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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