1 volume. First edition. Scarce.
Maps are very rare as second editions did not contain the maps.
Publishers navy cloth boards with gilt border.
Gilt vignette of hippopotamus head on cover.
Gilt title on spine.
xiv, , 535 pages + 2 page publishers catalogue.
Frontispiece full-page portrait with tissue-guard.
19 full-page + in-text illustrations.
2 large fold-out maps in rear pocket.
Dedication page & preface.
The work includes a good deal of material on travel and exploration
in Africa and is also a very important work on big game hunting in
Eastern Africa. The author hunted exhaustively and saw many new
species, one of which (Chanler's reedbuck) was named for him. He
travelled with Lt. von Höhnel (author of Discovery of Lakes Rudolf
and Stefanie) as his companion and had the same guide as Sir Samuel Baker.
Big game hunting between the Tana and Juba rivers. One of the finest
reading books on African hunting and travelling and describing the pristine
territory of eastern Africa, in the years immediately before the commencement
of the Uganda Railway.
Kenneth Czech gives us the following account;
Accompanied by Ludwig von Höhnel, the author set out on a
scientific expedition to explore the region north of the River Tana,
between Lake Rudolph and Stephanie and the Indian Ocean.
Chanler preferred lightweight Winchester and Mannlicher repeating
rifles as opposed to large caliber express rifles, and decried the notion
of "shocking" power as a sales tool of gunmakers. Near the Mackenzie
River, the party bagged hippopotamus and rhinoceros. Following the Guaso
Nyiro, they discovered the river dropping sixty feet over a course of black
lava and named the flow Chanler Falls. They continued to hunt rhino as well
as collecting oryx and other plains game, eventually bagging elephant near
Rendile territory. A well-written work of discovery, adventure, and big game
hunting. [Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game
Hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, p.34]
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