Chapman, Abel

On Safari: Big-Game Hunting in British East Africa

With Studies In Bird-Life

Published: Edward Arnold, London, 1908

Edition: First

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'A prolific sporting author, Chapman combined fluid writing style with his exciting experiences hunting in British East Africa. He followed the Uganda Railway, with hunting excursions toward Lake Elementeita and also westward to the Enderit River and along Lake Nakuru. On a 1904 hunt, Chapman describes his trek across the Athi Plains. There are plentiful hunting experiences, including lion, waterbuck, rhino, elephant, gazelle, eland, kudu, and buffalo. The illustrations are plentiful and come from photographs and the talented pen of Edmund Caldwell.' Peter Czech - An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1950 page 35.

xvi, 340 pages, 4 pages publisher’s advertisements, frontispiece, 35 plates, numerous text illustrations including maps.

Rebacked in original black boards with gilt title on spine and upper cover with elephant vignette on upper cover; new endpapers. Unrelated signature on half-title page, light discoloration of part of the top edge of the first few pages then some light sporadic foxing.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23x15.5
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 021 4475741
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Direct deposit/EFT to our account, or Visa, Master & Amex cards - but an extra 5% will be debited for card chgs.. Paypal also welcome, but 7% charge will be levied, as there are PP &repatriation fees to be paid.
  • Trade Associations: Member of SABDA


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