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18 Apr 2019 16:30 GMT

Bell, Walter.D.M

The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter 1976-Reprint.

Published: Neville Spearman, London, 1976

Edition: 1976 Reprint

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Dark blue boards with unclipped dust cover. Gilt lettering to spine.

The greatest of all elephant books by perhaps the greatest of all elephant hunters, 'Karamojo Bell. The re-issue of this superb account of the author's African experiences is by widespread request, since it has become one of the rarest and most sought after of 'big game' books, with a theme that is first and foremost elephants, but which includes much exciting material of buffalo, lions, and other game.

The author writes of days at the beginning of the century, when there was little or no restriction on the pursuit of big game and when an elephant tusk fetched a tidy sum, when savage tribes were still a menace and African potentates held sway, when there were bands of marauding slavers and vast stretches of unknown territory.

Bell was a brilliant shot and the book is packed with the soundest advice, as well as displaying the author's deep insight into native ways of life. It is a thrilling pleasure for the reader to be at his side as he wanders in search of game.

Lavishly illustrated from on the spot sketches by the author.

Half-Title. Frontispiece. Title. Contents. List of Illustrations. vii plus 188 pages text with supporting sketches.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 24 x 17.5cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: info@qwbooks.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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