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Melliss (Capt. C.J.)

LION-HUNTING IN SOMALI-LAND

Published: Chapman & Hall, London, 1895

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Also, An account of "pigsticking" the African wart-hog.

186 pages, frontispiece, 7 plates, original yellow cloth neatly recased, the cloth is lightly soiled as usual and the illustration on the upper cover is rubbed, overall a good copy.

Czech (Dr.Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, (2011) page 194, ‘Using a Tolley .500 express with ‘pure-lead solid bullets,’ the author succeeded in bagging a number of lion and oryx in the woodlands and scrub bush beyond Barbera. The lion hunting episodes are quite well written, reflecting the danger and excitement of the moment: “Each (lion), as I walked him up, made a short charge at me through the grass, accompanied by a formidable amount of noise – a deep grunting or roaring, for it is hard to define the noise a lion makes on charging.”’

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 155 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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