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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Stigand (Captain C.H.)

HUNTING THE ELEPHANT IN AFRICA

And other recollections of thirteen years' wanderings.

Published: MacMillan and Co., London, 1913

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $600

Approximately:

Estimate: $700/800

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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With an Introduction by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt.

379 pages + 4 pages publisher's catalogue, frontispiece, 22 illustrations, folding table of 'Measurements of Male Elephant and Their Tusks', original red cloth titled gilt on the spine, the cloth is slightly bubbled near the hinge of the upper cover , a very good copy.

Czech (Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999, page 269: A pre-eminent elephant hunting title, this details Stigand's big game hunting efforts primarily in British East Africa, North Eastern Rhodesia, Nyasaland and the Lado Enclave. He includes chapters on hunting rhinoceros, buffalo and lion, but related his encounters with elephants with particular verve. As he states in Chapter 1: "There is something so fascinating and absorbing about elephant hunting that those who have done much of it can seldom take any interest again in any other form of sport."

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150 mm)


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