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Lyell (Denis D.)

WILD LIFE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings by the Author

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

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition. 284 + iv pages of publisher's advertisements, frontispiece, 45 plates, recent half dark green morocco with matching cloth boards, decorative gilt with title on the spine, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, light foxing a very good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999 page 173. 'The 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 game. 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 Lyell's works, there is a considerable mention of the exploits and experiences of other sportsmen'.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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