Translated from the French with an introduction by Frederic Lees.
With 71 illustrations and a sketch map showing route
330 pages, frontispiece portrait, 29 plates, 36 text illustrations, new marbled endpapers, rebound in full brown leather, titled gilt on the spine, top edge gilt, a very good copy.
Czech (Dr. Kenneth P.) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999, page 98: Foà, a Frenchman, hunted from coast to coast across central Africa with numerous sporting episodes, After a lengthy dissertation on choosing a rifle and cartridge, the author proceeds to describe his hunts for buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and other game in the Chiromo district. He continued to hunt elephant and hippopotamus as he travelled westward in 1895 into Barotseland. Entering the Congo, he bagged a wide variety of antelope as well as buffalo, and more elephant. Among his trophies was an enormous elephant sporting tusks at 114.5 pounds each.
- Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
- Size: 8vo (230 x 160 mm)