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Wolhuter, Harry

Memories of a Game Ranger

Published: Wildlife Protection Society of South Africa, Johannesbuerg, 1961

Edition: Seventh

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Octavo (175mm x 245mm) hardcover book without dust-wrapper, in the original publisher’s green cloth binding with gilt lettering and vignettes on front board and spine. Fifteen preliminary plus 313 pages of text including index, black & white photographic frontispiece portrait, 17 full-page plates and numerous black and white line drawing vignettes by Astley-Maberly throughout the text and a silhouette drawing on the title page by Mrs Stevenson-Hamilton; end-paper maps; gift inscription on the verso of the half title page. Good condition.

Wolhuter was a game ranger in the Kruger National Park and it has been said that there were few men in Africa who had a greater insight and knowledge of thatild continent and its animal inhabitants. In his prime, he was known for his stamina, coolness under difficulties and physical strength. He was also known for his familiarity with the language and customs of the local tribal folk, who had a deep respect and affection for him. Included in the book is the true account of how author killed an attacking lion with a small knife. The knife and skin of the lion were on display in the museum at the Skukuza camp in the Kruger National Park.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 17.5x24.5cm
  • Sold By: Books of the Koonap
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  • Country: South Africa
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