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Lyell (Denis D.)


Published: Horace Cox, London, 1912

Edition: First edition

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vii, 116 pages, frontispiece, 22 plates, one map. Original dark green cloth over bevelled boards with gilt titling and a vignette on the upper cover and gilt titling on the spine. Light spotting on the pages edges. A very good copy.

Czech: An annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, page 101, β€˜ While not a book of hunting adventures, this slender work does provide plenty of information on choosing big-game rifle as well as the varieties of game encountered in Nyasaland. Several of the plates depict the spoor of wild beasts, a theme Lyell continued in later works. As he notes: β€œTo spoor an animal for miles is far more interesting than killing it, for tracking game is the highest branch of good hunting.” Of additional interest are the ads at the end of the book depicting all manner of British sporting firearms, ammunition, and equipment.’

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 145 mm)
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