Published by London Macmillan 1907 ( Dec ). Hardback. Near fine full black calf with gilt titles to spine and gilt savage-looking tiger head to upper board. t.e.g. 338pp. plus b/w map at end. Illustrated with many b/w photos, including tissue-guarded frontispiece. Occasional light foxing to prelims and foredge. Top edge gilt. A nice copy.
A classic of lion hunting in British East Africa. Patterson was appointed by the Foreign Office to supervise the construction of the Uganda Railway, connecting that colony and the Kenyan interior with the coast at Mombasa. The project was held up for some time by lions attacking and killing numerous employees of the company. This book largely consists of the author's account of dealing with the lions. The narrative includes much of interest on the construction of the railway itself, and numerous interesting observations of the country and its peoples.
- Jacket Condition: N/A
- Binding Condition: Near fine
- Overall Condition: Near Fine
- Size: 8 Vo