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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Percival (A. Blaney)

A GAME RANGER ON SAFARI.

Published: Nisbet & Co., Ltd., London, 1928

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $150

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Estimate: $200/250

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Edited by E.D. Cuming.

xv, 305 pages, frontispiece, folding map at the back,23 full-page photographic plates, uncut fore-edge, original maroon cloth with blind stamped title on the upper cover, titled gilt on the spine, corners bumped, a good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999, page 217 - 218: The scarcer of Percival's works, this is similar to his A Game Ranger's Notebook in its systematic approach to examining various species of big game in Kenya Colony. There are plenty of hunting episodes after rhino, buffalo, lion and a plethora of antelope. There is also an interesting tidbit on unknown monsters near Lake Victoria and excellent chapters detailing the effect of human settlement, disease, drought and war on game animals.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo ( 240 x 150 mm)


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