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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

Major H Rayne

The ivory raiders

First edition of 1923 of this book about North West frontier of Kenya

Published: William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1923

Edition: First edition

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First edition of 1923 of this book about the northwest frontier of the Kenya colony.

In 1906, Major Rayne was assistant district superintendent of Police in Kisumu (port Florence). He was asked to go north to Turkana/Turkwell and find out more about gun-running and ivory-poaching, in secret, and challenge Mohamadi-bin-abdulla, who is captured and taken to Mumias.

In 1917, Rayne visits Turkana again, with a 100 men of KAR (Kings African rifles) for garrison duty. After engaging with the Abyssinians at lake Rudolf. More expeditions take place against Abyssinians and Swahili raiders in Turkana near Lake Rudolf (1917).

Further expeditions are made to Moroto, Loyoro, Kobua, Lomogol and Katome valley. Different photographic planches inside showing animals, scenes of hunting, people.

Ex library stamp in the front counterplate.

In good conditions.

Red cloth cover with titles int he spine and front plate in fair general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the spine. Binding in good conditions. Pages in good conditions with foxings. Planche in page 104 has been bound in page 9 for a fault. In 8. Cm 22,5x15. Pp. (12)+191+(1).

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  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 22,5 x 15 cm.
  • Sold By: Sephora Libri
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  • Country: Italy
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