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Bennet (Edward)

SHOTS AND SNAPSHOTS IN BRITISH EAST AFRICA

With fifty one illustrations from photographs and two maps.

Published: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1914

Edition: First Edition

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First edition. Xii, 312 pages, 51 full page plates, 2 maps in a pocket at the back of the book, original green cloth with gilt vignette of a lion's head on the upper cover, titled gilt on the spine, a very good copy.

This was a review copy with the original note by the publishers loosely inserted.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, page 24 -25: A civil servant in India, Bennet spent a year-long furlough hunting in British East Africa. He travelled along the Tana River, bagging buffalo, eland and rhino. Continuing on to the area around Mt. Kenia he failed in an attempt after elephant, but did succeed in hunting lion and other game, including gazelle and oryx, near the Guaso Nyiro. He concluded his tour with a safari to lake Victoria where he hunted topi, roan and hippo. A species by species analysis of wild game in the area is also provided.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (240 x 160 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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