"Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter" by W. Bell, 1923, published in London. 187 pages with illustrations and photographs in black and white. Inside is mostly clean and unmarked with some spotting on a few pages. The end papers and boards show off-set stains and spotting.
Cover shows some edge wear, scuffs and soiling. Contains numerous black and white illustrations from photographs. This book is in good to good minus condition overall; corners lightly bumped. This edition is very rare.
The greatest of all elephant books by the greatest of all elephant hunters, Karamojo Bell. This is a classic of big game hunting literature, and deservedly so.It is also essential reading for those interested in the history of colonial Africa or the history of the elephant, and a good read for anyone with a taste for adventure and human and elephant psychology. Karamojo' Bell was known far and wide for his extraordinary elephant-hunting exploits in the Karamoja Province of Uganda and elsewhere. Considered by many to be the greatest of all elephant books by the greatest of all elephant hunters, is a series of elephant-hunting essays and stories during the glory days of Bell's career.
It gives Bell's experiences in Uganda, the Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa, and West Africa. Foremost an elephant title, [this book] also includes tales of derring-do with buffalo and lion. Like many author-adventurers of the colonial era(s), Bell was an interested and sympathetic observer of the peoples among whom he lived, and he includes many observations of interest on contemporary society and politics. Includes the diagrams of shot placement, perfected by Bell that made this book so desirable. First edition - very rare big game hunting book.Yellow and grey boards with cloth spine and gilt text, contains pictorial plates. Nice Ex-Libris insert to the front pastedown. Pages are slightly tanned with light foxing to text block edge and thumbing inside, inscription to the title page. Noticeable creasing to a few pages. Binding is firm with moderate corner bumping and light water staining around the edges of soiled boards.
Spine has light shelf wear, and book has slight forward lean. The item "The Wanderings of Elephant Hunter By W. Bell Big Game Hunting Elephants" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "loridzor" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island.
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