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Hunter, J. A.

White Hunter (true 1st edition)

The Adventures and Experiences of a Professional Big Game Hunter in Afric

Published: Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., London, 1938

Edition: First Edition

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This is the true first edition and one of the scarcest African big game books to locate despite its relatively recent publication date, and was J .A. Hunter’s first book. He relates his experiences hunting lion, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros primarily in Kenya, with interesting chapters on encounters with snakes and crocodiles. “It was a hard life, but kept you fit, and there was always the expectancy of shooting something really big.” He concludes with two chapters on selecting rifles, and was a proponent of large calibers with ‘shocking’ power, especially when a client’s well being was at stake. Original stylized "snake skin" covers, edges rubbed. Title label a little darkened but still quite legible. Recased with original spine laid on new cloth (less than 1/8 inch of the new cloth shows) and professionally installed new endpapers. Illustrated with photo plates. 

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: Octavo
  • Sold By: Classic Arms Books
  • Contact Person: Ken Czech
  • Country: United States
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 320-255-1870
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal, check or money order in U.S. funds
  • Trade Associations: Advanced Book Exchange


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