Lyell (D. D.)


With Accounts of Sport and Travel in Nyasaland and Portuguese East Africa, and Also Notes of the Game Animals and Their Distribution.

Published: Horace Cox, London, 1910

Edition: First Edition

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First edition: xii, 118 pages, 2 pages of commercial advertisements, frontispiece, 54 plates and several illustrations in text, errata printed on page x. Original dark green cloth with a photographic inlay and gilt titling on the upper cover and spine, rebacked with a matching green simulated leather and the edges and corners  have been retouched and varnished, new green endpapers, contents and the plates which are printed on coated paper are bright. 

 Czech (Kenneth) An annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1785 to 1999: page 101, ‘Lyell recounts his experiences in the big game lands of Rhodesia with exciting detail. All manner of game was collected, including elephant near Lake Chiuta, hippopotamus on the Shire River, rhinoceros on the Luangwa River, and lion. In addition, sable, impala, kudu, eland, lechwe, waterbuck, and other antelopes were also taken. “Seeing game is more of a matter of knowing what game looks like than exceptional eyesight, though one has to be very quick-sighted to catch a sight of an animal before it has become aware of the danger.”’

  • Size: 4to (185 x 225 mm)
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