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Owen Letcher

Big Game Hunting in North-Eastern Rhodesia

Published: John Long, Limited, London, 1911

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition. Scarce.

Publishers red cloth with title to spine.

ix, 266 pages.

Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard.

52 photographic plates over 48 pages.

Sporadic foxing and spotting.

Letcher hunted in the Luangwa Valley for elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, eland,

and other game. After crossing the Muchinga Mountains, he bagged rhinoceros

and elephant as well as roan. He continued his hunt in the swamplands near

Lake Bangweulu, then returned to the Luangwa Valley for additional sport.

Letcher also mentioned the chimpakwe, the 'Brontosaurus' or similar prehistoric

beast that natives described living near Lake Bangweulu. He concludes his book

with descriptions of the types of game encountered in the area.

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

1785-1999 p.164].

Recorded shipping weight 1500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 22.5 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
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  • Country: Ireland
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