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Sutherland, James

The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter - Facsimile Edition - Safari Press.

Published: Safari Press Inc, Long Beach, California. USA, 2002

Edition: First Facsimile Edition

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Hardback with blue boards with dustcover.

This classic elephant-hunting title was first published in London in 1912.It was so successful that the second imprint was published within one month of the first. Sutherland's classic tale is regarded as one of the best elephant titles ever, and one of the very few books to rival Walter Bell's books. Sutherland was an accomplished hunter and adventurer, and the amount of heavy tuskers in Africa at the time must have been nearly unbelievable, so the combination of the two meant unparalleled hunting and adventure.

Sutherland started hunted in northern Mozambique by the Lugenda River, a very remote area in those days, but also hunted as far up as the Ruvuma River, which was the frontier between Mozambique and the then German East Africa. In 1902 when the Portuguese tried to arrest him for hunting without a permit, he crossed into GEA and remained there until the outbreak of the Great War in 1914.

Half Title, Frontispiece, Title, Preface, Contents. List of Illustrations. xviii plus 324 pages text with 2 pages advertisements. With supporting illustrations to text etc.


ISBN 9791571 572218

  • Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 24 x 16 cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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