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R. S. Meikle and M. E. Meikle


The Story of an African Holiday

Published: T. Werner Laurie Ltd, London, ca. 1917

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition ca.1917.

Publishers olive green cover with gilt title.

Gilt title to spine

Portrait frontispiece.

Full-page photographic plates.

Folding map.

Sporadic foxing and spotting.

"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, rhinoceros,  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

[Czech. An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books

1785 – 1950 p.112]."

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 23 x 16 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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