illustrated by photographs and drawings by the author
First edition. 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, starting to wear at the front hinge, titled gilt on the spine, light foxing, decorative endpapers,a good copy.
Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999 page 173 -174: 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.
- Overall Condition: A Good Copy
- Size: 8vo (220 x150mm)