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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Blunt (Commander David Enderby)

ELEPHANT

Published: Printed and published by East Africa Newspaper, London, 1933

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $500

Approximately:

Estimate: $600/700

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale.

260 pages and 35 pages of advertisements for gunsmiths, safari outfitters, taxidermists, etc., frontispiece, 21 illustrations, original elephant skin grained cloth with the head of an elephant in gilt on the upper cover, the gilt title on the spine has faded and is illegible, white marks on the covers ingrained probably in an attempt to cover the book, otherwise a very good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999, page 30: Blunt was an elephant control officer in Tanganyika, hunting primarily in the Linda Province. He details the natural history and biology of the elephant, relates his experiences as a cultivation officer and provides an excellent chapter on past and future elephant hunters. "I am sure that an elephant looks in human beings in the same way as we look on dangerous insects." A classic of African elephant hunting.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 150 mm)


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