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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

US Auction #15 begins on 03 May 2023

Rainsford (William Stephen)


Illustrated from photographs

Published: Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1909

Edition: First US Edition

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First US Edition: 459 pages, frontispiece, 31 plates, double page map, green cloth titled gilt on the spine, blind stamped native shield on upper cover, top of spine frayed, rear hinge split but holding on the netting, corners bumped, contents good.

Czech (Kenneth) AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AFRICAN BIG GAME HUNTING BOOKS 1789 -1999 page 229: Rainsford's 'sefari' trekked through British East Africa where a variety of game was bagged. After crossing the Mau Escarpment, the author's party hunted lion,buffalo and rhino, then elephant near Mt Elgon. Later, rhino and buffalo were taken near the Guaso Nyiro. He remarked that shooting elephant with a .500 or .577 were outmoded – a .256 Mannlicher or .275 Mauser would do perfectly well. There are plenty of big game hunting adventures throughout.

  • Size: 8vo (240 x160mm)
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