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Brocklehurst (Capt.Henry Courtney)


Published: Gurney and Jackson, London, 1931

Edition: First edition

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Their habits and distribution

A handbook for hunters and naturalists

Illustrated with twelve coloured plates by W.H. Riddell.

Forty five sketches by H.R. Millais and F. Wallace,

Photographs and map

First edition. xix, 170 pages, coloured frontispiece, 11 coloured plates, 14 black and white plates, numerous illustrations, folding map, light foxing, tan cloth with gilt vignette of a lion on the upper cover, titled gilt on the spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, light foxing mainly in the text, a very good copy.

Czech (Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999 page 35 - 36 : “Read all you can about the animals you intend to hunt” writes Brocklehurst in his author's note. He ably describes all manner of big game, presenting them in alphabetical order from addax to Grant's zebra. The text is beautifully complemented by W.H. Riddell's coloured plates and life -size silhouettes of spoor. Included is a six page chapter titled “On Killing Elephant” by W.D.M. Bell

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (240 x160mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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