BIG GAME HUNTING IN CENTRAL AFRICA. Description : Cecil Palmer, London, 1930. A good copy in the original brown cloth.
Contains 268 with a portrait frontispiece plate and 13 additional plates with a total of 23 further half-tone photographs. Good copy overall - Spine is bright, hinges are solid. Text mostly clean with light to moderate evidence of foxing. The author shares his experiences hunting elephant, discusses rifles and hunting techniques, and includes anecdotes about unusual individuals and events. Buckley writes extensively about elephant hunting in Uganda and the nearby Congo and also writes of his non-hunting experiences in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
A difficult title to find one of the better elephant hunting titles, there is also much on lion hunting. Czech (African Hunting), page 42. Chapters include : After elephant; Shooting from a ladder; Native owns wild elephant; Pace of an elephant; A narrow escape; Another close shave; Surrounded by elephants; The closest; Lost in the bush; Cow elephants; elephant food; Dangerous game; Bennet's experience; An experience among the Lugwara; Guns, traps, and trappers; Queer characters I have met; Camp-fire yarns; Native servants; An interesting canoe trip; I arrive on the Kimberley diamond fields; At the river diggings; On the Murchison range; The Matabele Rebellion; I elect to settle in the country; The Jameson Raid; The Second Matabele Rising. The item "Big Game Hunts HUNTING AFRICA William Buckley African Uganda Congo Elephant Lion" is in sale since Monday, March 6, 2017.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "loridzor" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.