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SA Auction #95 begins on 11 Nov 2021

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Lyell (Denis D.)

MEMORIES OF AN AFRICAN HUNTER

Published: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., London, 1923

Edition: First edition

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With a Chapter on Eastern India.

First edition: 268 pages, frontispiece, 47 illustrations, original green cloth with the title blind stamped on the upper cover, titled gilt on the spine which has browned and has been repaired at the top, foxing throughout, fore-edge and bottom edge uncut, the covers are slightly insect scarred and worn, a good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999 (New edition 2011), page 174, ‘In this autobiographical work, Lyell recounts his earliest travels in Mashonaland, heading into the interior after eland, nyala and lion. He continued in Nyasaland where he bagged kudu, lion, impala, sable and hippopotamus. He collected his first elephant using a Gibbs .303 magazine rifle (which he has only fired three practice rounds through!). Lyell devotes a lengthy chapter to his continuing elephant experiences, and includes hunts for buffalo, rhinoceros, eland and lion near Lake Victoria.’

  • Overall Condition: A good copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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