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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

Madeira (Percy C.)


With a Foreword by Frederick Courteney Selous and one hundred and twenty-nine illustrations from photographs by the author

Published: J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London, 1909

Edition: First Edition

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First edition: 304 pages, double page frontispiece photograph of mounted heads of specimens shot by the author, numerous illustrations, 2 folding maps in a pocket in the back cover, original red cloth with gilt titling and a rhinoceros head in black on the spine and with a buffalo head in black on the upper cover, top edge gilt, a very good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999, page 178, 'A wealthy Philadelphian, Madeira and wife travelled to East Africa in 1907. They hunted buffalo near the Athi Plains, as well as cheetah, eland, waterbuck and other antelopes. Nearing the Tana River, they bagged rhino, hippo, then buffalo again. On the Laikipia Plains, lion and gazelle were taken. During their journey back to the coast, Madeira succeeded in bagging leopard, topi and roan antelope. There were tense hours when Mrs. Madeira became lost in the bush. A chronicle of a true, old-fashioned hunting expedition.'

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 160 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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