AFRICAN HUNTER, BLIXEN-FINECKE 1938 Big Game Hunting East Africa Safari. Dinesen
ALFRED A KNOPF; NEW YORK. The author recounts his hunting experiences over several decades, ranging from buffalo in the Lake Tana region to elephant near Avakubi in the Belgium Congo and also in Uganda. He guided the Prince of Wales on two hunts, and bagged a wide variety of game, including lion, rhinoceros, and other game. In one instance, he saved American millionaire Alfred Vanderbilt from a charging rhino. Blixen-Finecke achieved a measure of fame as the husband of Isak Dinesen. Czech, Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books. BARON VON BLIXEN-FINECKE went to East Africa to farm, turned to coffee-growing instead, but found his vocation as a hunter and leader of expeditions. He has hunted everything from elephant to gazelle, from lion to wart-hog, and has escorted many distinguished visitors on safari. He fished with Ernest Hemingway and hunted with the Duke of Windsor when Prince of Wales, and one of the best-told experiences in the book is the account of a hard five days' march across country with the Prince and the late Mr. Finch-Hatton, following the spoor of a fine elephant which eluded them at the last moment. Baron von Blixen's book is full of excitement and thrilling adventures, but these are only half the story. His descriptions of the daily life of the beasts are full of knowledge and sympathy, and he writes charmingly of his petsKom the lion cub, Hans the baby elephant, Lottie the buffalo, Bobo and Catherine the chimpanzees, and a nameless little hyena. CONTENTS STARTING A FARM GAME LAWS, GAME PRESERVATION, LICENCES BUFFALOES ELEPHANTS LIONS GOOD, DANGEROUS SPORT RHINOCEROS AND OTHER GAMES COOPER IN CRATERLAND CANNIBALS PYGMIES BELIEF AND SUPERSTITIONS I'M THE PRINCE OF WALES ONE OF THE TOUGHEST SPORTSMEN FISHING THE RIVER CONGO AND LAKE CHAD OUR SAHARA TRIP AN ELEPHANT FARM COURAGE AND ENDURANCE BAD LUCK 1914 AFTER TWENTY-THREE YEARS INDEX. [vi] + 284 pp + vii index. Illustrated with b/w photo plates. Very good condition, corners of boards lightly bumped, front free endpaper removed, previous owner's name on half-title page, otherwise clean and tidy, binding sound, all plates present.
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- Author: B Von Blixen-Finecke
- Binding: Hardback
- Language: English
- Non-Fiction Subject: Travel Guides & Travel Stories
- Place of Publication: New York
- Publisher: Knopf
- Region: Africa
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Year Printed: 1938
- Original/Facsimile: Original