1 volume. First edition 1919.
Publishers pictorial cover with title.
Black title to spine.
Name stamp on inside.
xxi, 247 pages, 2 page publishers catalogue.
7 full-page plates.
3 fold-out maps [34 x 46 cm - 22 x 19 cm - 22 x 23 cm].
Small old tape repair to maps.
"Buchanan relates his military experiences fighting the
Germans and their askaris near Mt. Tanganyika and other
locales in East Africa during the Great War. Hunting big game
was not beyond temptation for the author and his fellow
officers including F. C. Selous. Trophy rhino were encountered
but not fired on so as not to alert the enemy. In a more tranquil
area near the Ulugoeru Mountains in old North Eastern Rhodesia,
numerous elephants were bagged. Buchanan, with Sir John Willoughby,
also tested the penetrating power of British military bullets against
German armor plate, Willoughby's sporting rifle succeeding where
the army-issue rifles failed." [Czech. An Annotated Bibliography
of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 to 1950, p.26].
Recorded shipping weight 1000g.
Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.
- Binding Condition: Very good
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 22.5 x 15 cm