One of the rarest of all African big game hunting titles. Printed by Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1916. This was privately printed by George L. Harrison in an edition of 250 copies for distribution to noteworthy African sportsmen and other luminaries, including Theodore Roosevelt and Sir Alfred Pease. Harrison went on safari to Rhodesia in 1908 where he hunted with Finaughty's son.
One chapter of the Rhodesian Journal was missing and is missing from the book. This one in the original brown boards, some soiling, with paper labels intact. Interior very good, no markings, foxing, or damage. Comes with a provenance: A note from Harrison to a friend in which he describes the book and indicates he is sending a copy. When William Finaughty, a member of an 1820 Settler family from Grahamstown, made the first of his hunting trips to Mzilikazi's Matabeleland in 1864 at the age of twenty-one, the land teemed with wildlife.
He began hunting for ivory in Mashonaland and during the next five years is credited with killing over five hundred. By 1871 the herds had withdrawn to the safer tsetse fly areas into which men such as Finaughty, who preferred to hunt on horseback, were less likely to penetrate. For eleven years covered by his. He traded and shot for ivory, mainly in the south-west of Rhodesia and in Botswana. Skilled in bushcraft, fit and fearless, he hunted on horseback, using an old.His book is full of incident and encounter - with contemporary hunters, missionaries, traders and explorers, among them Jan Viljoen, Henry Hartley, Thomas Baines, Chapman, Francis, Sam Edwards, Leask, Phillips, Mauch, Mohr and many others. Garnish is added to the hunting fare by his stories of the Matabele (he met Mzilikazi and Lobengula), of the crafty bushmen. His unadorned descriptions of the harsh realities of bush life, of the ever-present danger from marauding lions, of fever, the lack of water and the tsetse fly impress and well as. He renounced muzzle-loading, smooth-bore adventure for trading, and by 1894 he moved with his family to Rhodesia.
His Recollections were recorded by R. Hall who originally published them as a series of reminiscences in. Rhodesia Journal, A Weekly Newspaper of Rhodesian Information, in 1911. Complete set of the journals. (one chapter was missing) He had them published in a limited edition of 250 copies by the J.A second edition including the missing chapter was printed in 1957 by A. Taken from the years well before and during the Anglo-Boer War, one of the great, early ivory hunters told his adventures to a friend who owned the pioneer paper The Rhodesian Journal.
Adventurer, rogue, and hunter extraordinaire, William Finaughty survived the death that awaited many early elephant hunters, bagging over five hundred tuskers in five years, as well as living through the intrigues with which early South Africa was fraught. Bill' Finaughty even shot five elephants with four bullets, a feat that is typical of this book. The item "First ed RECOLLECTIONS WILLIAM FINAUGHTY ELEPHANT HUNTER Africa African Big Game" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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