First edition. 376 pages, photographic frontispiece and numerous photographic plates, colour map as front endpapers – small bookplate at the top corner of the map, original orange cloth with gilt titling on the spine and a gilt and black vignette on the upper cover, a very good copy.
Czech (Dr Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books from 1785-1999, page135: Hughes travelled to Nyasaland in 1901 as an assistant native commissioner in the British South Africa Company, eventually resigning his post in favour of becoming a full-time hunter and trader. Over the next decade, he explored and hunted around Lake Bangweulu and its attendant swampy region, and the rivers Chambesi and Luapula. There are numerous hunting incidents, particularly after elephant, lion, buffalo, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros, with cheetah bagged near the Luena River. In addition, eland, sable, puku, sitatunga, warthog, and other game was collected. He also provides advice for future sportsmen: "Always aim low at a buffalo - his chest is only two feet from the ground; never fire unless you can see him properly"...This is an excellent work of hunting and adventure with wonderful detail of the area (today's Zambia), and scarce.
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 4to (260 x 190 mm)
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