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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Terry Irwin

Memoirs of an African Hunter (Signed & Numbered first edition-705 of 1000 copies)

A Narrative of a professional Hunter's Experiences in Africa

Published: Safari Press Inc, Longbeach, California- USA, 1998

Edition: First Limited Edition

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Red boards with black outlines and blocking to upper board with buffalo logo, similar lettering to spine. With slipcase.

Terry Irwin is no average professional hunter-that would be like saying Walter Bell shot a few elephants. In his fascinating memoirs, Irwin describes his early years as a schoolboy hunting in Botswana and Bechuanaland, his time as a prospector, and later, his employment by the Tanzania Game Department as an elephant-control officer. Although he prefers to keep his total elephant bag to himself, Irwin's feats are well known: walking thousands of miles on foot on safaris across remote parts of Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya; hunting "problem" lions and leopards as well as elephants and creating his own safari company, Kiburuzo Safaris. Irwin also includes interesting details: like the time when one of his clients took four years to bag a 100 pound elephant, and then ended up with two.

Finally, Irwin shares his move to the Sudan after Tanzania closed its doors to hunting, and his subsequent creation of another successful safari company in South Africa. This book contains some of the best ever photographs and stories of large East African ivory. Introduction by Marx Pechenart.

This is volume twenty-three in Safari Press's Classics in African Hunting Series. Signed and numbered 705 of 100 copies, complete with slipcase.

409 pages text with supporting photographic illustrations - colour and monochrome.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 28.5 x 22 cm with Slipcase
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: info@qwbooks.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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