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Chapman (Abel)


Published: Edward Arnold, London, 1908

Edition: First edition

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Big Game Hunting in British East Africa

With studies in bird-life

With 170 illustrations by the author and E. Caldwell

Sketch-maps and photographs

First edition. xvi, 340 pages, 4 pages publisher’s advertisements, frontispiece, 35 plates, numerous text illustrations including maps, original dark grey cloth with gilt titling on front cover and spine and grey and white vignette of elephant’s head outlined in gilt on front cover, edges uncut, the corners are slightly bumped, a very good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, page 59: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.

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x150mm)
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