First US Edition: 283 pages, coloured frontispiece, 70 plates,1 map, green cloth gilt with gilt lion head on upper cover, several pages unopened, top edge gilt, others uncut, light foxing on preliminary pages, front hinge split but holding on the netting, the contents printed on coated paper are bright.
Czech (Kenneth) AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AFRICAN BIG GAME HUNTING BOOKS 1789 -1999 page 19: The author, with renowned photographer Cherry Kearton, trekked from British East Africa through the Belgian Congo to reach the west coast. Their goal was to study the habitat and snap pictures of the wild game and inhabitants. While the bulk of the narrative describes their journeys, these are the consequences of hunting elephant near the Loya River, as well as encounters with hippo and lion
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