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18 Apr 2019 16:30 GMT

Burger (John F.)

HORNED DEATH (Limited edition)

Published: Safari Press, Long Beach, CA., 1986

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342 pages, frontispiece, numerous black and white photographs, pictorial imitation leather boards, a fine copy housed in a slightly worn green paper covered slipcase.

The cover title reads: Horned death Hunting the African Buffalo with John H. Burger.

The limitations page reads: Horned Death by John F. Burger first published in 1947. This edition by Safari Press as the Second volume in its Classics in African Hunting Series is limited to one thousand numbered copies. This is copy number 421.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999, page 45: An Afrikaner, Burger hunted throughout Central Africa, particularly for buffalo which he had become well acquainted with while serving as a meat hunter for troops in Africa during the Great War. His narrative spans several decades, encompassing exploits from the Lado Enclave to the Belgian Congo, Tanganyika and Northern Rhodesia. There is also a chapter on hunting man-eating lions in the Mahenga District of Tanganyika.

  • Overall Condition: A Fine Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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