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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Chapman (Abel)


With studies in bird-life.

Published: Edward Arnold, London, 1908

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $350


Estimate: $400/500

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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With 170 illustrations by the author and E. Caldwell. Sketch-maps and photographs.

First edition: xvi, 340 pages, 4 pages publisher's advertisements, frontispiece, 35 plates, numerous text illustrations including maps, original dark grey cloth with titled gilt on the front cover and spine and grey and white vignette of elephant’s head outlined in gilt on front cover, edges uncut, starting to fray at the top and bottom of the spine, a very good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 - 1999, pages 59 -60: A prolific sporting author, Chapman combined fluid writing style with his exciting experiences hunting in British East Africa. He followed the Uganda Railway, with hunting excursions toward Lake Elementeita and also westward to the Enderit River and along Lake Nakuru. On a 1904 hunt, Chapman describes his trek across the Athi Plains. There are plentiful hunting experiences, including lion, waterbuck, rhino, elephant, gazelle, eland, kudu, and buffalo. The illustrations are plentiful and come from photographs and the talented pen of Edmund Caldwell.

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

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