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James Sutherland

The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter (FIRST EDITION)

Published: Macmillan, London, 1912

Edition: First Edition

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First edition, first printing, [October] 1912.

Publishers navy cloth cover with gilt elephant vignette. Gilt title on spine with gilt top page edge. Inconspicuous blindstamp on title-page. Bookplate to front pastedown. This copy is in better than average condition, as corroborated by the photographs attached to this auction. 

xviii, 324 pages + tissue-guarded frontispiece.

Full-page + in-text illustrations.

"One of the true classics of African big-game hunting, this work recounts the author's elephant hunting exploits primarily along the Luwegu River in German East Africa, and the Locheringo River in Portuguese East Africa. In addition, there are encounters with rhinoceros, man-eating lion, leopard, and a variety of plains game.  During one elephant stalk, Sutherland's little terrier, Whiskey, survived being thrown into the bush by an enraged pachyderm" [Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books,1785 to 1950, p.160].

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