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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

Letcher (Owen)


Published: John Long, Limited, London, 1911

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition: 266 pages, frontispiece portrait of the author, 47 photographic plates, folding map at the end detached, original red cloth with gilt titling on spine - the cloth is faded and dull, inscription of a previous owner on the front free endpaper, contents good.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999 (New edition 2011), page 164, ‘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.’

  • Size: 8vo (225 x 145 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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