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Wilfrid Robertson



Published: Blackie & Sons, London and Glasgow, 1936

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1936.

Very good copy of a scarce hunting title.

Light orange cover with black titles.

Black titles to spine.

[7], 196 pages.

Frontispiece with new tissue-guard.

15 full-page photographic plates.

"A little-known work with considerable big game hunting content.

The author travelled though the Zambesi Valley hunting elephant

and leopard near the Chewori River. 'Deep in the heart of elephant

country there was a wonderful fascination in lying awake at night

listening to the movements of the great beasts in the surrounding

bush and by the sounds visualising their progress through the dim

aisles of the trees… branches broken as the animals fed, rang the

pistol shots through the night...' He canoed along several stretches

of the Zambesi with stops to bag buffalo and lion. There is also an

excellent chapter on his views on rifle calibers, bullet choice and

sights. [Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game

Hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, p.138]."

Recorded shipping weight 1500g

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 20 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit Cards - PayPal - Cheque.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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