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Melland (Frank H.) & Cholmely (Edward H.)


Published: Constable & Company, London, 1912

Edition: First Edition

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Being and account of a journey on bicycles and on foot from Northern Rhodesia, past the great Lakes, to Egypt, undertaken when proceeding home on leave in 1910

xvii, 305 pages, photographic frontispiece of the Kalambo Falls, 45 black and white photographic plates, folding map showing the author’s route in red, original brick red cloth with gilt vignette on upper cover and gilt titling on spine, which is starting to fade, uncut fore-edge and bottom edge, top edge gilt, corners slightly bumped, staining on the endpapers with light foxing on the title page and on other pages, but contents generally good.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999 page 194. ‘Using bicycles as a break from the monotony of “foot slogging,” Melland and Cholmeley set out from Kasama with the intention of traveling to the Nile. Passing through German East Africa near the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the pair bagged leopard and numerous crocodile. In the Bogoma forest near the Albert Nyanza, elephant was hunted, with additional chapters on hunting elephant in the Masindi District in Uganda. An interesting work of travel and sport complete with numerous bicycle breakdowns.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x170m)
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