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Lyell (Denis D.)

WILD LIFE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Published: The Field & Queen (Horace Cox), London, No date (circa 1913)

Edition: First edition

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xvi, 284 pages, 4 of commercial advertisements, frontispiece and 45 plates, 1 text illustration. Original dark green cloth with gilt titling on the upper cover and spine and with a vignette  of an elephant in black on upper cover, decorative endpapers, faint foxing to some pages. A very good copy.

Czech: An annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, page 101, ‘this work recounts a ten-year span that Lyell hunted in Northeastern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. While the text jumps to various locales in the region with little chronological order, there are innumerable recountings of hunting elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, sable, eland, and a host of other games. Hunting venues include the Zambesi, Luangwa, and Bua rivers, the Chiromo Marsh, and the Tuchila Plain. There is also an interesting chapter on fatal encounters between hunters and their game. As with most of Lyells works, there is a considerable mention of the exploits and experiences of other sportsmen.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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