Foa, a Frenchman, hunted from coast to coast across central Africa with numerous sporting episodes. After a lengthly dissertation on choosing a rifle and cartridge, the author proceeds to describe his hunts for buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and other game in the Chiromo district. He continued to hunt elephant and hippopotamus as he travelled westward in 1895 into Barotseland. Entering the Congo, he bagged a wide variety of antelope as well as buffalo and more elephant. Among his trophies was an enormous elephant sporting tusks at 114 1/2 pounds each.
This edition was published as a facsimile reprint edition by Safari Press, as the Third Volume In Its Classics in African Hunting Series. Is limited to 1000 numbered copies, this being 131.
Originally published by Adam & Charles Black.1899. 8vo. xxvii. Frontis + 330 pages text with supporting plates(29) + text photographs. Translated from the French, with an Introduction by Frederic Lees.
CZECH. Page 98.
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