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Patterson, J H Lieut-Col

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo. And Other East African Adventures ( Signed )

Published: Macmillan & Co, London, 1914

Edition: Reprint

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Published by London, Macmillan & Son, 1914. Reprint. 345 pages. Near fine full black calf leather with gilt titles. Internally very good. Numerous black and white ills. Exceptionally inscribed and signed to " Dear Sisiter Valerie. Rare.

The Tsavo Man-Eaters were a pair of man-eating male lions in the Tsavo region of Kenya, which were responsible for the deaths of many construction workers on the Kenya-Uganda Railway between March and December 1898. The lion pair was said to have killed 135 people total, but modern estimates place it at 35 total. While the terrors of man-eating lions weren't new in the British public perception, the Tsavo Man-Eaters became one of the most notorious instances of dangers posed to Indian and native African workers of the Uganda Railway where hostile wildlife and diseases both were frequent sources of deaths in the 1890s-1900s. The hunter of the man-eaters, John Henry Patterson, wrote his account of his hunting experience in a semi-biography The Man-Eaters of Tsavo.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Near fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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