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Books for Sale:
1- Andersson C.J. LAKE NGAMI; or Explorations and Discoveries
During Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of in Southwestern Africa.-J.W. Bradley,
1860 Philadelphia, 433pp, drawings.— Narrative of two hunting/exploration
expeditions into what is today Botswana and Daramaraland. Rhino, hippo, gemsbok,
eland, elephants kudu etc., etc. Finely illustrated with photogravures by J.
Wolf, C. Bell and the author. A very good copy, foxing to the pages, rebound
in modern cloth. $150.00
2- Annabel R. THE
HIGH ROAD TO ADVENTURE Volume IV (1964-1970)-Safari Press Inc., 1997
Long Beach, 1st edn, 375pp, illus, ltd to 1000 numbered, slipcased copies, signed
by David Annabel and Dell Annabel Lamey.- Volume10 in Safari Press's Classics
in Big-Game Hunting Series.- The fourth volume in the Annabel series. More Alaskan
adventures as well as hunting in Mexico. This volume covers Annabel's magazine
stories that were published from 1964 to 1970. Book and slipcase like new. $125.00
W. CAMPS IN THE ROCKIES -Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882 New
York, 1st edn, 438pp, fold-out map.— An early North American big-game hunting
title based on the authors hunting in Wyoming and Colorado for bighorn sheep
and elk. One of the more desirable North American titles that is surprisingly
hard to find. Author visited the canyons of the Colorado and the Teton Basin,
and experienced ranch life in Montana & Wyoming. The Appendix includes observations
on the Wind River & Shoshone Mountains, outfitting for sportsman, the wapiti,
"mauvaises terres" [badlands], the bighorn, the Teton Basin, the beaver,
& an analyses of the cattle ranch business. Very good copy, in original
decorated cloth. $375.00
4- Baker Sir S.W.
WILD BEASTS AND THEIR WAYS Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa
and America.-MacMillan & Co., 1890 London, 1st edn, 2 vol, 419pp + 379pp,
illus.— Baker's world wide hunting experiences. In America, Asia, Europe and
Africa. Beautifully produced book. Tiger, leopard, elephant, bear and much more.
Possibly the most sought after Baker title. Sure to give many hours of enjoyment.
Very good set, slight rubbing of outer hinges. Inner hinges tight. $725.00
A) Another set, bumped, small discoloration on back board one volume. $500.00
5- Baker Sir S.W.
WILD BEASTS AND THEIR WAYS Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa
and America.-MacMillan & Co., 1890 London, 455pp many illus.— Baker's
world-wide experiences; in America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Tiger, leopard,
elephant, bear and much more. Possibly the most sought-after Baker book. Sure
to give many hours of enjoyment. Very good copy with a neatly rebacked spine.
6- Barrett P. GREAT
TRUE HUNTS -Prentice Hall, 1967 New York, 1st edn, 277pp, profuse color
illus.— From Mozambique to Mexico, from the Great Hindu Kush to the Middle
East, the Sahara, Alaska—wherever the world's big game is sought. Polar bear,
red sheep, tuskers, big cats, Marco polo sheep, etc. Contains hunts by famous
personalities such as Marshal Tito, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Shah
of Iran, Kirk Douglas, Elgin Gates and others. Well illustrated, large size.
Fine in jacket. $75.00
7- Batten J. SKYLINE
PURSUITS -Amwell Press, 1981 Clinton, NJ, 1st edn, 318pp, illus, ltd
to 1000 signed, leatherbound, slipcased copies.— John Batten was one of America's
foremost sheep hunters, and this is the only book with his personal sheep hunting
experiences. Enough sheep stories in this book to satisfy even the most ardent
sheep nut. Hunting sheep in Asia, America and Europe. Fine in very good plus
8- Beard P. &
Graham A. EYELIDS OF MORNING The Mingled Destinies of Crocodile
and Men.-New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1973 New York, 1st edn, 260pp, many
color & b/w illus.— Peter Beard produced the most sought-after work on
the African crocodile. Photography and stories take place mostly around the
Lake Rudolph, Kenya. Hardest of all Beard's first editions to acquire. Fantastic
book on the crocodile, very worthwhile and easily the best book on this reptile
of the last 20 years. Large format with lots of pictures. Worth obtaining in
First edition. Fine in jacket. $250.00
9- Bennet E. SHOTS
AND SNAP SHOTS IN BRITISH EAST AFRICA -Longmans, Green and Co., 1914
London, 312pp, illus, 2 fold-out pocket map.— One year safari in the Tana
River area, Kenya. Much on the big five and in addition it has excellent illustrations.
Enjoyable to read. Very good to very good plus copy. $850.00
10- Bentham T.
ASIATIC HORNS AND ANTLERS In the collection of the Indian Museum.-Indian
Museum, Nat. History section., 1908 Calcutta, 96pp, many illus, soft cover.— Catalog with pictures and measurement tables of all the major Indian big-game
species. Covers sheep, ibex, markhor, goral, thar, wild cattle, and deer. Unusual
item of which few have likely survived ravages of time. Very good minus. $170.00
11- Bentley Rev.
W.H. PIONEERING ON THE CONGO Vol I and II-The Religious Tract
Society, 1900 Oxford, 1st edn, 2 vol, 478pp & 447pp, b/w photos, illus,
maps.— Author was a missionary in the Congo where he stayed for a period of
years from the 1870s onward. Author describes the early history of the Congo
from the days of Henry the Navigator onward. Once in the Congo the author managed
to reach Stanley Pools and explore a great deal of the country, encountering
natives that lived in virtually pre-historic circumstances. Illustrated with
photos and vivid drawings. An interesting account of early life in the Congo
just before and then after the period of colonization started. Very good set
in original highly decorated cloth. Slight shelf wear, inner rear hinge one
volume starting, corners bumped. $675.00
12- Biscotti M.L.
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN SPORTING BOOKS 1926-1985 -Meadow
Run Press, 1997 Far Hill, NJ, 1st edn, 573pp, frontis.— A continuation of
John Phillips's A Bibliography of American Sporting Books 1582-1925, this indispensable
update contains some 5,000 detailed entries by author and title (which Phillips
did not have). Approved by the Boone and Crockett Club, this is a book no serious
sporting book collector can afford to be without if interested in North American
sporting books. It contains an incredible volume of entries, many of which very
obscure and hard to find. The subjects covered by this book are American birds
and game animals, sporting firearms, bow hunting, hunting dogs and fox hunting.
Fine in fine slipcase. $100.00
J. MAN AND BEAST IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA From observations made
in British East Africa, Uganda, and the Sudan-MacMillan and Co., 1911 London,
1st edn, 418pp, 204 drawings— Descriptions of the game animals found in Eastern
Ethiopia, East Africa and the Sudan. Also contains information on the tribes
of that area. Rebound in red cloth with the orginal gilt stamped gnu laid onto
the front cover, INSCRIBED by author. $250.00
A) Another, very good, orginal cloth, presentation copy from the publisher.
B Another, very good, not signed. $200.00
C. SEARCH FOR THE SPIRAL HORN Hunting the Nine Spiral-Horned
Antelope of Africa-Safari Press, 2002 Long Beach, 1st edn, 358pp, illustrated
with line drawings by Joe Vance, color photos and color maps, limited to 1250
numbered and signed copies in presentation case.- Volume 42 in Safari Press's
Classics in African Hunting Series.- Craig Boddington is one of the few hunters
who has successfully hunted each of the major varieties and most of the subspecies
of the nine spiral-horned antelope of Africa. From the dry Central African savannas
inhabited with Isoberlinia trees that are the favorite food of the giant eland
to the dense scrublands of South Africa's Cape that are the habitat of the bushbuck,
there has never been a more desirable group of antelope than the Magnificent
Follow in the tracks of the dainty bushbuck, the graceful common nyala, the
shy sitatunga, the marathon-walking eland, the impossible bongo, the regal greater
kudu, the high-altitude mountain nyala, the princely lesser kudu, and the largest
of them all, the giant eland. Some hunters have spent dozens of trips hunting
in Africa and have never even seen all nine spiral-horned antelope! Others have
died in pursuit of these unusual and beautiful creatures.
None of the spiral-horned antelope of Africa is easy to hunt, which is why many
experienced hunters consider them the greatest game animals of the African continent,
even placing them ahead of the Big Five. Boddington has hunted most of the spiral-horned
antelope twice, many three times, and a few a dozen times. In the pages of this
book, travel along with Boddington from the fog-shrouded highland mountains
of the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia to the deep impenetrable papyrus forest of
Zambia's Bangweulu swamps. Walk alongside Boddington on a dew-covered Southern
African veld on a chilly morning and immerse yourself in the most oppressive
humidity and heat of the rain forests of the Congo basin. Seek the spiral horn
in thick impenetrable brush or dry as bone thirst lands, because, in order to
get all nine varieties, you must hunt these lands and many more.
This book is printed entirely in color, produced to the highest standards, and
use the best grade of coated paper. It contains 9 original line drawings by
Joe Vance, especially commissioned for this book. The book also contains 9 color
maps showing detailed distribution of all spiral horned antelope species and
subspecies. Only 1,250 copies will EVER be issued, and it will never be printed
again thereafter, a unique promise that only Safari Press makes on very selected
titles!! Get your book today, because once it is sold out, you will be hard-pressed
to find a copy. One of 250 copies that are fully bound in genuine calf leather
(not bonded or so-called composite leather) Housed in a wax-impregnated cloth
presentation case. $450.00
15- Boone &
Crockett HUNTING AT HIGH ALTITUDES The Book of the Boone and
Crockett Club-Harper & Brothers, 1913 New York, 1st edn, 351pp, illus, bear
head on cover.— Fifth book of the club. As the title would indicate, mountain
hunting (ibex in the Tian Shan). Also much on bear hunting. Lettering flaked
form spine as is normal, very good otherwise. $100.00
16- Boone &
Crockett RECORDS OF NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME -, 1932-1988—
A complete set of the first 8 editions of Boone & Crockett record books
including the 1932 Derrydale edition, 1939, 1952, 1958, 1964, 1971, 1981, 1988
editions. All books in dust jacket except first and the 1958 (3rd) and the 9th
editions. (First edition an ninth edition were not issued with a jacket.) All
books first edition and first printing/state. In addition this set has the 1981
LIMITED edition of 750 numbered copies. A great chance to get a Boone &
Crockett record book set in one purchase that would normally take years of collecting.
Sold as a set only. All books in very good or better condition. $4,850.00
17- Boone &
Crockett RECORDS OF NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME A Book of the Boone
& Crockett Club compiled and edited by the Committee on Records of North
American Big Game.-C. Scribner's Sons, 1952 New York, 1st printing, 174pp, illus.— Third book in the record-book series, but the first book that employs the
new measuring methods. Fine. $300.00
18- Boone &
Crockett RECORDS OF NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME -Boone & Crockett,
1981 WV, 409pp, illus, deluxe edition bound in leather, ltd to 750 numbered,
signed and slipcased copies.— The B&C record books are the most prestigious
record keeping books in North America. This is the LARGE PAPER DELUXE edition
bound in leather, with a slipcase. Very well produced and signed by both editors
and the president of the B&C club. Fine. $175.00
19- Boone &
Crockett NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME COMPETITIONS -Boone and Crockett
Club, 1948 (circa, nd) New York, 31pp, illus, softcover.— Issued by the club
to show the biggest heads obtained to that date and to promote the B&C system.
Scarce item. Softcover. Very good plus. $300.00
20- Boothroyd G.
REVISED DIRECTORY OF BRITISH GUN MAKERS -Sand Lake Press, 1997 OR,
412pp, photos.— Over a 30 year period Geoffrey Boothroyd has accumulated information
on just about every sporting gun maker that ever has existed in the British
Isles from 1850 onward. In this magnificent reference work he has placed all
the gun makers he has found over the years (over 1000 entries) in an alphabetical
listing with as much information as he has been able to unearth. One of the
best reference sources on all British makers (including Wales, Scotland and
Ireland) in which you can find data on the most obscure as well as the most
famous. Contains starting date of the business, addresses, proprietors, what
they made and how long they operated with other interesting details for the
collector of fine British guns. Fine $85.00
21- Boyce W.
ILLUSTRATED AFRICA North Tropical South-Rand McNally & Company,
1925 Chicago, 686pp, many illus, end-paper maps.— Extensive travel throughout
Africa. Contains hunting for rhino, hippo, croc, elephant, lion, leopard and
buff. Very good minus copy. $125.00
22- Bradley M.H.
CARAVANS AND CANNIBALS -D. Appleton and Company, 1926 New York,
1st edn, 316pp, illus, end paper maps.— Memories of mountain and plain in
East Africa while along the game trail and campfire. Tuskers, buffalo, lion.
One of the few books by a women on early East African hunting. Very good copy
with a library label on spine. $140.00
23- Brandt Capt.
J SOUL OF THE HUNTER A Half Century of Big Game Hunting-Jungle
Tracks Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 Colorado, 1st edn, 308pp, photos.— From
the jacket: "Hunt for a man-eating tiger in India; man-mauling leopard
in Thailand; Boar with the Malayan Semang Pygmies; Snow sheep in Siberia; A
Grand Slam of North American wild sheep; Grizzlies in Alaska; Ibex in Spain
and Iran; Marauding lions in Zimbabwe; A cape buffalo with strange tracks; A
disastrous plane crash in Central Africa; Rusa in new Caledonia; Boar and stag
in New Zealand and many more throughout the globe. Culminating in descriptions
of new animals still being discovered in Asia to the amazement of hunters and
scientists alike. Fifty years of hunting big game animals, by the author, when
the great forests of the world were still intact; when the human population
explosion had not yet encroached on the wild corners of the world; when often
necessary restrictions on hunting had not yet been imposed and when political
restraints, so common today, had not yet appeared; make up the content of SOUL
OF THE HUNTER." Book in fine condition, jacket near fine. $75.00
24- British Columbia
Trophy Records BIG GAME RECORDS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA -The Trophy
Wildlife Records Club of BC, 1983 BC, 216pp, illus, photo-end papers.— Contains
records of all the game animals found in British Columbia. Limited to 2000 copies.
Boone and Crockett scoring system used. A must for record book enthusiasts and
hunters bound for British Columbia. Fine in jacket. $45.00
25- Brooks, Joe
(with Ashly L. Palles) SIATWINDA The Autobiography of J. McGregor
Brooks, Fifty Years of Hunting Problem Elephant—Buffalo, and Crocodile
in the Zambezi Valley of Zambia-Safari Press, 2009 Long Beach, 1st edn, 255pp,
b&w photos, ltd to 1000 numbered, signed and slipcased copies. Volume 63
in the Safari Press's Classics in African Hunting Series.— In 1962 Elizabeth
Balneaves wrote a book about the life of Zambia Problem Animal Control Officer
Joe McGregor Brooks. Obviously, a lot had happened between 1962 and 1992, so
Brooks wrote his own book with the help of Ashly Palles. Here then is the story
of an elephant control officer in Zambia as well as a PH, crocodile hunter,
crocodile breeder, and, in general, an adventuresome individual. It is true
that biographies of professional hunters are many, and only the good stories
stand out, but this is a good story. In the beginning of his career, Joe met
“Crazy Mack” who took him along hunting for crocs in a leaky boat
and showed Joe the ropes of elephant hunting. Mack was a Scot who walked around
in a roughly woven woolen kilt and was slightly odd because of his traumatic
experiences in WW II. His career launched, Brooks went from ridding a village
of a man-killing elephant to shooting two crop-raiding pachyderms with one shot.
Crocodiles were of great interest to Brooks, and he hunted some outsized monsters
including one that went over twenty feet. On another occasion, Brooks was asked
to dislodge a long-since dead elephant carcass from a river. As he pulled the
body loose with his vehicle, several people jumped on it to float along . .
. that is till the carcass turned over and everybody fell in among the crocs
that were following their meal! Brooks's lifetime of being in the wilds of Africa
has yielded some interesting stories, and this well-written account is a very
worthwhile read. Joe Brooks still lives in Zambia today, and if you are lucky,
you can see him if you visit his crocodile farm in Choma and Livingstone. New.
26- Brown M.J.
WHERE GIANTS TROD The Saga of Kenya's Desert Lake-Safari Press
Inc., 1989 Long Beach, 431pp, illus in color and black and white, 2-color fold-out
map in rear pocket.— Where Giants Trod is a narrative of pioneering men, their
failures and their triumphs; it is also the chronicle of Kenya's northern desert
region. The subjects are, each in their own individual right, varied and absorbing.
They include prehistory, the background stories of the indigenous tribes living
in the territory, a detailed account of the exploration of Lake Rudolf (now
Turkana), and finally a narrative of the white man's efforts to administer the
land up to the year 1920. The core of the book deals with the thirteen expeditions
to explore Lake Rudolf. Organized by an enthusiastic cross-section of famous
Europeans and Americans, each had his own tale to tell, each took a different
route, and each made his own contribution to geographical knowledge. Described
here are the expeditions by Von Hoenell/Count Teliki, Chanler, Neumann, Donaldson
Smith, Delamere, Roosevelt, and Stigand among others. The historical accuracy
of the book is supported by a fascinating collection of photographs—some over
100 years old! Foreword by Sir Vivian Fuchs, the renowned Antarctic explorer
and president of the Royal Geographic Society. Fine in jacket. $85.00
27- Bryden H.A.
GUN AND CAMERA IN SOUTHERN AFRICA A year wandering in Bechuanaland,
the Kalahari Desert, and the Lake River country, Ngamiland with Notes on Colonization,
Natives, Natural History, and Sport.-Edward Stanford, 1893 London, 544pp, many
plates and fold-out map.— Well produced important hunting work on the Southern
Africa area. This book very much resembles Selous' works. Very good copy, rebacked
spine, retaining orignal floer end papers, inner hinges cloth, front panel shows
discoloration on edge of panel. A very acceptable solid copy. $850.00
28- Bula N'Zau
(Henry Bailey) TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN THE CONGO FREE STATE AND ITS
BIG GAME SHOOTING -Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1894 London, 326pp, illus,
foldout map.— Author's real name was Henry Bailey but the natives called him
Bula N'Zau (The Elephant Smasher) for good reason. He spent 4 years in Gabon,
Congo and Zaire mainly pursuing elephant and buffalo. This book is scarce, and
its terrific. Very good copy in original red cloth, a very neatly rebacked spine,
barely noticable, text pages nice and clean, no tears in map, a small crease
near rear back cover corner. $1,500.00
29- Burrard G.
BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE HIMALAYAS AND TIBET -John Culler &
Sons, 1993 SC, 320pp, illus, ltd to 500 leatherbound, numbered, slipcased copies.— Major Burrard wrote in 1925, what is still considered today, the most authoritative
book on hunting the Himalayas. Much on the urial, Tibetan argali, ibex, blue
sheep, markhor, goral etc. Photos are among the best of their time. This book
has been for years, and still is, the standard reference work on the Himalayas
for hunters. It covers all the mountain game of this area. A very good copy,
spine dulled. Slipcase fine. $130.00
30- Burton R.F.
WANDERING IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po.-Johnson
Reprint Corp., 1970 New York, 2nd edn, 2 vol, 303pp & 205pp, with map and
illus.— A republication of the two-volume first edition published as WEST
AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO. On the voyage to take up his position
as West African consul at Fernando Po from 1861-1863, Sir Richard Francis Burton
explored Madeira and Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Bathurst, Sierra Leone,
Monrovia, Cape Palmas, Accra, Lagos, Bonny and Fernando Po at the Bight of Biafra.
He filled his notebooks with comments on the flora, fauna, tribes, customs,
agriculture, languages, topography, history. The author also discussed gold
and gold mining, the treatment of dysentery, the tsetse fly, sharks, narcotics,
slavery, cannibalism, punishments, colonial salaries, Negro education and last
but not least geographical exploration. Near new condition. $150.00
31- Buxton E.N.
TWO AFRICAN TRIPS -Edward Stanford, 1902 London, 1st edn, 208pp,
illus, rear-pocket map.— Buxton hunted in the Sudan and British East Africa.
Just as in his other books, this one contains excellent narrative and illustrations.
Much on the Athi in Kenya plains and its game. Recommended book. Very good copy,
with an expertly rebacked spine. $650.00
D. BEYOND THE CASPIAN A Naturalist in Central Asia-Oliver &
Boyd., 1949 London, 1st edn, illus with 22 full page plates, 6 of which in color,
large fold-out map, 17 page bibliography.— By the author of UNKNOWN MONGOLIA.
Carruthers hunted for a prolonged period of time in Central Asia and not only
shot many sheep but also discovered a new subspecies of sheep (Kara Tau argali)
for which he never got any credit. He hunted in an area of the USSR that has
just recently opened up again for sheep hunting. One of the very few works on
what is today Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Appendix lists the subspecies of sheep
and shows the various horn configurations. Spine and front cover unevenly faded.
33- Casati G. TEN
YEARS IN EQUATORIA And the Return with Emin Pasha.-Frederick Warne
and Co., 1898 London, 494pp, illus in color and b&w, 4 fold-out maps.—
Author sought Emin Pasha who was in the Sudan. After many hard ships he finally
returned via Lake Albert to the Indian Ocean. Exploration. Good condition, but
with maps missing. $100.00
34- Chalmers P.
SPORT AND TRAVEL IN EAST AFRICA An Account of Two Visits 1928
and 1930-E.P. Dutton & Co., 1934 (circa nd) New York, 273pp, 37 illus, 3
color, fold-out maps.— Compiled from the diaries of the Prince of Wales. Account
of two hunting trips to Sudan, Tanzania and Kenya. Includes a hunt for a then
world record oryx as well as the dangerous game. Near fine in very good plus
35- Chapman A.
ON SAFARI Big-Game Hunting in British East Africa with Studies
in Bird-Life.-Edward Arnold, 1908 London, 1st edn, 340pp, 170 drawings and photos.— Another fine Abel Chapman book. Hunting for the buffalo, lion elephants and
plains game. Possibly the most sought after Chapman title. With illustrations
by Edmund Caldwell. A slightly less than very good copy with rebacked spine.
36- Chapman A.
MEMORIES of Fourscore Years Less Two.-Gurney & Jackson,
1930 London, 1st edn, 257pp, illus with colored and b/w illus.— The most memorable
experiences of a lifetime of hunting and natural history. Color plates include
lion, buffalo, elephant. With a memoir by George Bolam. $100.00
A) another copy, near fine in jacket. $150.00
37- Chilvers, B.
(editor) CAMPFIRES The Book of the International Professional
Hunters Association (IPHA)-Safari Press Inc., 2002 Long Beach, 1st edn, 306pp,
photos, limited to 1000 signed, numbered, & slipcased copies.- Volume 23
in Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series.- The IPHA was formed
in 1969 to promote ethical hunting among clients and professional hunters around
the world. The founding father of IPHA—he called himself its "Midwife"—was
the late Alexis von Goldschmidt-Rothschild, who, in 1967, with Francois Edmond-Blanc
and Bertrand des Clers, came upon the idea of an international organization
for professional hunters. During a conference hosted by Winchester on game conservation
and wildlife management in Monte Carlo in 1968, Harry Tennison and Tony Dyer
gave form to the idea of the IPHA, with a constitution based on that of the
East African Professional Hunters’ Association.
Since that time the IPHA has become the most respected of all professional hunting
organizations, and its members truly represent the top of their profession.
This, then, is a remarkable collection of stories by a unique group of people,
whom you will get to know better through this book. The pages herein gather
the most interesting, true big-game hunting stories from the membership of the
last thirty years. Giant brown bears in the frozen north, huge argali sheep
from the depths of Central Asia, man-eating lions from Central Africa, swamp-dwelling
elephants from Botswana, snow-white Dall sheep near the Arctic Circle, buffalo
in the African veldt, polar bear on the permanently frozen ice, and many other
Contributors include Terry Pierson, Tony Sanchez, Adelino Pires, Sergio Almeida,
Rudy Lubin, Peter Johnstone, Mark Kyriacou, Fred Webb, Joe Klutch, Jerome Knap,
John Brandt, John Kingsley-Heath, Don Grobler, Joe Coogan, Craig Boddington,
Coenraad Vermaak, Brooke Chilvers, Jack Atcheson, and many others. This book
of true-to-life adventures often outdoes fiction!
This limited edition is signed by no less than EIGHT contributing members of
the IPHA; Craig Boddington; Brooke Chilvers; Peter Johnstone; John Kingsley-Heath;
Joe Klutsch; Terry Pierson; Tony Sanchez-Arino and Coenraad Vermaak. A unique
opportunity! New. $100.00
38- Clark J.L.
TRAILS OF THE HUNTED -Little, Brown & Co., 1928 Boston,
1st edn, 309pp, illus.— Marco Polo sheep, dangerous game of Africa, and North
American bears. The Asian sheep section in this book is especially recommended.
Very good minus. $85.00
39- Cumming R.
Gordon FIVE YEARS OF A HUNTER'S LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA With notices
of the native tribes, and anecdotes of the chase of the lion, elephant, hippopotamus,
giraffe, rhinoceros, etc.-John Murray, 1855 London, new edition, double frontis,
362pp & map, double frontis, 381pp.— Gordon Cumming was at the vanguard
of African hunting during the middle of the last century. He was especially
known as a lion hunter, but he really hunted almost every species in South Africa
at the time. Set bound in period 3/4 leather bindings, with some rubbing, name
stamp of previous owner, some page edge repaired professionally. $150.00
40- Cumming R.
Gordon A HUNTER'S LIFE Among Lions, Elephants, and Other Wild
Animals of South Africa-Derby & Jackson, 1860 New York, 326pp & 303pp,
frontis, two volumes in one.— An account of sport with the lion, elephant
buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, ostrich, hippopotamus, wildebeest, kudu. Cumming
was one of the very first to hunt Africa. VG- $125.00
41- Curtis P.A.
SPORTSMEN ALL -The Derrydale Press, 1938 New York, 1st edn,
160pp, illus, limited edition of 950 numbered copies.— Curtis has a fondness
for guns, hunting dogs and good fireside stories, all are abundant in this book.
Very good copy, hinges weak $100.00
42- Darrah H. SPORT
IN THE HIGHLANDS OF KASHMIR A narrative of an eight months trip in
Balistan and Ladak, and a Lady's experiences in the latter country; together
with hints for the guidance of sportsmen.-Rowland Ward, 1898 London, 1st edn,
506pp, 54 illus, 2 rear pocket maps.— Ken Czech in his bibliography of Asian
books says;" Darrah kept a detailed diary of his travels and sporting adventures
in Baltistan and Ladakh. He journeyed from Srinagar to Shitkuri, crossed the
Zogi La, then on to Garmpani and Burme. He stalked markhor, red bear and ibex.
After collecting numerous ibex, he moved to Sangtha where he hunted Ovis ammon,
then on to Pobrang after burhel. In the Changchenmo Valley, he bagged yak, antelope
and goa. His expedition continued to Leh where he collected urial and burhel.
By mid-autumn, he hunted the grounds near Srinagar, bagging barasingh, bear
and markhor. Though his wife joined him on the trail, she apparently did little
shooting." Darrah was an Indian civil servant with apparently plenty of
free time to pursue his favorite sport of big game-hunting as he spent months
on end doing it. An excellent work of high mountain sport Rebound in 3/4 red
leather, INSCRIBED by the author. $950.00
A) Another, orginal cloth, stamping and cloth in very good condition, corners
slightly turned. $950.00
43- Davie O. METHODS
IN THE ART OF TAXIDERMY The whole containing five hundred figures clearly
illustrating the modes of procedure in the art, together with examples of characteristic
forms and attitudes of various species of the animal kingdom, including reproductions
from photographs of actual work by American taxidermists.-David McKay, 1900
Philadelphia, 358pp, profuse illus.— Author was a famous turn-of-the-century
taxidermist. Large size book illustrated with 500 drawings plus numerous engravings
and pictures. Fine copy, decorated cover. Very good minus, inner hinges tender.
44- Dawson Captain
L. SPORT IN WAR -Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937 New York, 98pp,
color and b/w illus.— Illustrated by Lionell Edwards, these adventures in
sport during war are vividly brought to life in this assembly of anecdotal descriptions
of hunts, horse races, hunting the fox with hounds, pig-sticking, polo games
etc. All the sports involve horses. Very good copy, very slight discolored spine.
45- Deakin R. THE
TOUR OF THE PRINCE OF WALES To Africa And South America-J.B. Lippincott
Co., 1926 Philadelphia, 302pp, b/w photos— Preface by H.R.H. The Prince of
Wales. In March 1925 the Prince of Wales set out with the battle-cruiser Repulse
for a journey to British West Africa and to the three republics in South Africa
which were "well disposed". Most is a travelogue. There after Argentina,
Chile and the Andes were visited. Solid copy, very light spine rubbing. $60.00
46- Dickinson F.
BIG GAME SHOOTING ON THE EQUATOR -John Lane, The Bodley Head,
1908 London, 1st edn, 285pp, 77 illus.— Account of shooting rhino, elephant,
lion, buffalo, eland, oryx, kudu, etc. Most animals covered on a chapter-by-chapter
basis. Very good minus. $275.00
A) Another, very good, $425.00
47- Dickinson F.
LAKE VICTORIA TO KHARTOUM WITH RIFLE AND CAMERA -John Lane,
The Bodley Head, 1910 London, 334pp, illus.— Introduction by Winston Churchill.
From Czech "Dickinson provides details of where to hunt the major game
of Uganda and Southern Sudan region from the highlands to the Sudd of the Nile.
He served as Winston Churchill's escort from lake Victoria to Gondokoro."
Also includes two chapters on elephant hunting. $625.00
48- Dorst J. &
Dandelot P. FIELD GUIDE TO THE LARGER MAMMALS OF AFRICA -Collins,
1986 London, 287pp, 44 plates in color illustrating 233 species, distribution
maps.— This field guide is a must for anyone going to Africa. Includes all
the game from mongoose to elephant. Recommended. Fine in jacket. $40.00
49- Dowsett J.M.
BIG GAME AND BIG LIFE -E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1925
(nd, circa) New York, 242pp, many illus, map.— Sheep, moose, caribou, grizzly,
goat in N. America, then to Africa for crocs, buffs, sitatunga, rhino, leopard,
lion, and a bundle of plains game. Elephant chapters are interesting. Very good
A) Another with water stains $85.00
R. THE MAMMALS OF SOMALILAND -Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., 1910
London, 210pp, photos.— The only book that gives a good description and overview
of all the mammals of Somalia. Brockman made an extensive study of the mammals
in this area. Measurements and maps of where the animals are found included.
Well photographed too. Near fine condition and bright. Tiny tear spot on rear
outer hinge. $200.00
A) Another wear top and bottom of spine, $150.00
51- Du Chaillu
P.B. EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA With
accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and the chase (sic) of the
Gorilla, Crocodile, leopard, hippopotamus, and other animals.-John Murray, 1861
London, 1st edn, 479pp, folding-map, illus, folding frontis piece of gorilla.— Paul Du Chaillu traveled from the West coast of Africa into the interior of
what is today the Gabon, Cameroon and the Zaire (DRC). He is said to have been
the first white man to discover the existence of the bongo. He is also sometimes
mistakenly claimed as the discoverer of the gorilla. His work created controversy
with many people doubting his reports. Very good copy, rebacked spine. $950.00
52- Dugmore A.A.R.
THE VAST SUDAN -Frederick A Stokes Company, 1924 (nd, circa)
New York, 311pp, illus, fold out & text maps.— A title devoted to Africa's
richest game country. Much on many of the game animals of the Sudan, but little
actual hunting. Good only. $40.00
53- Dugmore A.A.R.
THE WONDERLAND OF BIG GAME Being An Account of Two trips through
Tanganyika and Kenya.-Arrowsmith, 1925 London, 1st edn, 287pp, photos, map.— Travel and hunting in Kenya and Tanzania. Very good minus. $125.00
54- Dyer A. CLASSIC
AFRICAN ANIMALS The Big Five-Winchester Press, 1973 New York, 1st edn,
154pp, many illus by Bob Kuhn in b&w and color.— No other animals in the
world have ever quite captured man's imagination as have the fabled "Big
Five" of Africa: elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino. And long
time professional white hunter, Tony Dyer, is certainly qualified to bring them
to us in this book. Fine in jacket. $175.00
A) Another, no jacket $140.00
55- Dyer A.
THE EAST AFRICAN HUNTERS -Amwell Press, 1979 Clinton, NJ, limited to
1000 signed copies, slipcase, 144pp, illus.- African Hunting Heritage Series
01- The history of the East African Professional Hunters organization. Written
by Tony Dyer, a long time member. A valuable record of the men (and women) who
guided clients mostly in Kenya and Tanzania. Full of lore, legend and stories.
Hard to get as only one printing run was ever released. Fine in all aspects
in fine slipcase. No markings, bookplates, signatures or anything else, looks
like it came from the printer yesterday. $625.00
56- Edwords C.
CAMPFIRES OF NATURALIST The Story of Fourteen Expeditions after
North American Mammals, from the Field Notes of Lewis Lindsay Dyche, A.M., M.S.,
Professor of Zoology and Curator of Birds and Mammals in the Kansas State University.-D.
Appleton and Co., 1895 New York, 304pp, illus.— Travels to North America for
its game. In the western U.S. for antelope and deer. In the Rockies for sheep,
goat and moose. A nice early work on American game. $160.00
57- Endicott W.
ADVENTURES IN ALASKA And Along the Trail-Frederick A. Stokes
Pub., 1928 New York, 344pp, illus, end-paper maps.— In Alaska for Dall, grizzly,
goat, and caribou. With a neat blind stamp from a private owner. $200.00
A) Another with rebacked spine $175.00
B) Another, fine in JACKET, $275.00
58- Esmonde T.H.G.
HUNTING MEMORIES OF MANY LANDS -T. Fisher Unwin, 1925 London,
new and revised edn, 262pp, illus.— In Canada and the U.S. after bighorn,
moose, bear, wapiti, antelope and mule deer. Also a trip to New Zealand. Scarce
title. Very good, some rubbing top of spine, inner hinges tight. $225.00
59- Evans Major
G.P. BIG-GAME SHOOTING IN UPPER BURMA -Longmans, Green and
Co., 1911 London, 240pp, illus, frontis, fold-out map.— One of the very few
books on the game of lower and upper Burma. Covers all the game of this mysterious
country. Wild cattle, tiger, panther, deer, bears, serow, etc. $350.00
60- Everett F.
TUSKERS IN THE DUST -Safari Press, 2006 Long Beach, 1st edn,
350pp, b&w photos, ltd to 1000 numbered, signed and slipcased copies. Volume
53 in the Safari Press's Classics in African Hunting Series.— The legend continues.
We learned in Heat, Thirst, and Ivory that Fred Everett had left his home in
Bechuanaland (Botswana) when he was only a teenager to make his living off the
bush, mainly by poaching elephant. In this second volume, we pick up his story
in 1937, just as he starts out from Bulawayo on a series of elephant-hunting
adventures that are nothing short of extraordinary. Taking his favorite .404,
Everett finds a remote corner along the Zambezi River near Binga and starts
shooting elephants to earn a living. With a single elephant license in his pocket,
he shoots dozens of elephants, which means he frequently had to move to avoid
the district commissioner. Acquiring a massive cache of ivory and rhino horn,
he manages to return to Bulawayo where he hides his loot—only to be betrayed!
After this scrape with the authorities, he returns to the bush, this time to
guide a visiting Frenchman to lion and leopard. Next he moves to the Okavango
with his two loyal trackers before going to Zambia, where he finds elephant
hunting is good but runs into some bad characters. When he finally returns with
his ivory, WWII has started and the bottom has dropped out of the ivory market
in the British territories. He tries his luck in Mozambique where he acquires
a 10.75 Mauser and has some hair-raising adventures there because the bullets
of his Mauser fail to penetrate the skulls of the elephant reliably. He meets
all the famous elephant hunters of his time: Harry Manners, the famous South
African elephant poacher Bvekenya Barnard, and Fletcher Jamieson. His story
of elephant hunting is easily as compelling and just as full of adventure as
are the stories of Bell and Sutherland. (Unfortunately
Fred recently died in South Africa after a prolonged illsness.) New $85.00
61- Filippi F de
& L.A. Von Savoyen DER RUWENZORI Erforschung Und Erste
Ersteigung Seiner Hoechsten Gipfel-F.A. Brockhaus, 1909 Leipzig, 471pp, 190
illus, 4 maps.— This is a classic mountaineering work of a scientific expedition
to the Ruwenzori on the borders of Congo and Uganda in 1906. Many explorers
had tried to ascend these peaks but had never succeeded. The Duke's expedition
was the first to truly explore and document the range. The mountain range of
Ruwenzori is believed to be the mythical mountains of the Moon referred to by
Ptolemy. These snowy mountains drain into the lakes that feed the Nile, making
them the true source of the river. Perpetually shrouded in mists, Stanley and
other explorers thought upon first sight of the mountains that they were simply
a trick of the eye. Many explorers tried to ascend these peaks but had never
succeeded. The Duke's expedition, together with HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy,
they were the first to truly explore and document the range after nearly half
a century of speculation, setting in place the final piece of the Nile puzzle.
This successful expedition climbed all the major mountain peaks. Text in GERMAN.
First German edition, near fine indeed in the original brick-colored pictorial
62- Findlay F.R.N.
BIG GAME SHOOTING AND TRAVEL IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA An account
of Shooting Trips in the Cheringoma and Gorongoza Divisions of Portuguese South-East
Africa and in Zululand.-T. Fisher Unwin, 1903 London, 1st edn, 313pp, 86 illus,
fold-out map.— Hunting in Portuguese Africa and Zululand. Findlay did lots
of hunting in this incredibly game-rich country. Many very good illustrations
and stories. With lustrations by Edmund Caldwell. Very good, spine neatly rebacked,
J.P. THE TRANSVAAL FROM WITHIN A Private Record of Public Affairs-William
Heinemann, 1899 London, 452pp.— The author, a resident of the Transvaal, wrote
a perspective of the Jameson Raid (1895-6) that was led by Doctor Leander Starr
Jameson and orchestrated by Cecil Rhodes with the purpose of overthrowing the
Transvaal government of Paul Kruger. It has all the aspects and events that
led up to the raid, the actual battle itself and the aftermath. Publication
of this work was prevented by Paul Kruger for a period of three years. It is
particularly interesting in that it gives a perspective of the Jameson Raid
from a point of view of a South African of English decent or an Uitlander. Very
detailed with copies of much of the correspondence between the power players
in South Africa and London that later caused such a ruckus and were used by
Rhodes to blackmail the British Government into silence. In original cloth,
corners bumped wear to spine ends. $125.00
64- Foa E. AFTER
BIG GAME IN CENTRAL AFRICA Records of a Sportsman from August 1894
to November 1897 when Crossing the Dark Continent from the Mouth of the Zambezi
to the French Congo.-A. & C. Black, 1899 London, 1st English edn, 273pp,
illus, map.— Edouard Foa was a collector for the Paris National Museum. Much
on the Big Five and other classic animals. Lots on the elephant. The book is
very well produced and has first-rate illustrations. Foa looks like a great
hunter, too, with his classic turn-of-the-century hunting outfit. Much recommended
book. Very good, original cloth, with very neatly rebacked spine with no loss
of cloth. $750.00
65- Gladstone H.S.
RECORD BAGS AND SHOOTING RECORDS Together with some Account
of the Evolution of the Sporting-Gun, Marksmanship and the Speed and Weight
of Birds.-H.F. & G. Whiterby, 1930 London (new and enlarged edn), 319pp,
illus, frontis.— Record of the greatest bags ever obtained with a shotgun.
Amazing book that amounts to the "Guinness Book of Records" on shot-gunning
and bags. Near fine. $150.00
66- Gleichen Count
WITH THE MISSION TO MENELIK 1897 -Edward Arnold (publisher
to the India Office), 1898 London, 1st edn, 355pp, b/w photos and illus and
fold-out map— After Menelik's defeat of the Italian armies at Adowa in 1896,
Ethiopia was considered a sovereign nation, and numerous foreign emissaries
and advisers visited the land. Gleichen's memoir of the British mission is an
important record of Ethiopia at this time of transition as well as a richly
illustrated travel narrative. He met Emperor Menelik II (1844-1913) who is remembered
as one of Ethiopia's great rulers and the first to carry out a systematic program
of modernization. Gleichen was the son of a German aristocrat distantly related
to Queen Victoria; a Captain in the Grenadier Guards. Very good copy with neatly
rebacked spine. Map expertly repaired. $450.00
67- Glossop R.
SPORTING TRIPS OF A SUBALTERN -Harper & Brothers, 1906
London, 1st edn, 241pp, illus.— Author recounts his hunting stories while
stationed in India (tiger, serow, deer, etc.) and in Africa (oryx, lion, gerenuk,
kudu, and rhino) as well as hunting in Somaliland. Very good, spine discolored,
68- Grant W. INTO
THE THORNS Hunting the Cattle-Killing Leopard of the Matobo Hills-Mag
Set Publications, 2008 Harare, 570pp, color photos— Wayne Grant started professional
hunting in 1980 in Zimbabwe and has since plied his trade as far north as Tanzania
and all the way south to the Cape. But it is the Matobo Hills [Matopos Hills]
in Zimbabwe that hold his fascination because of the spotted denizens that inhabit
this rocky area. And what leopards there are in these hills! These monsters
are every bit as big as the largest leopards from East Africa. Grant’s
fascination with these cats began with a “bumbling” attempt after
a leopard with a client and a small flashlight. Having survived that, Wayne
Grant started growing wiser and, over the next two decades, learned just about
all there is to know about leopards. Today, some say he thinks like one. This
book is very much a single-subject tome: If you want a book with good stories
about leopards that kill cattle and maul an occasional human and if you want
a book that gives good practical leopard hunting advice in all its details from
the composition of the blind to the location of the bait, this is your book.
If you want a book with good thrilling leopard narrative, techniques on hunting,
and a book by what is essentially a leopard nut, buy this book. Take it in your
leopard blind on your next hunt, and in case the cat charges, the book is just
hefty enough to whack it over its head and stun it for one fraction of a second!
Like new $100.00
69- Grew J. SPORT
AND TRAVEL IN THE FAR EAST -Houghton Mifflin Co., 1910 Boston, 264pp,
80 illus, decorated cover.— Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. Travel and hunting
in Kashmir. Author hunted for markhor, urial, ibex, Asian black bear, and tiger.
Well-illustrated book with much material for the mountain hunter. $125.00
70- Gunn H. (editor)
THE BOOK OF EMPIRE BIG GAME -Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent
& Co. Ltd., 1925 London, 228pp, illus.— Big-game hunting in the British
Empire of old; Canada, Australia, Africa, India, Malaysia, and other remote
outposts. Contributions by Wallace, Christy, Woodyatt etc. Chapter on rainforest
hunting in West Africa by Christy is especially noteworthy. Very good copy,
some very minor spots on cover, not very noticable. $175.00
71- Hodson A.W.
TREKKING THE GREAT THIRST Travel and Sport in the Kalahari
Desert.-T. Fisher Unwin, 1912 London, 1st edn, 359pp, 84 photos, 4 fold-out
maps.— Foreword by Frederick Selous. Travel, exploration and hunting in Botswana
for the native game species, gemsbuck, lion, leopard etc. One of the few early
books on Botswana. Copy in orginal highly decorated cloth, but in good condtion
only, there is no particular defaults it simply has seen a lot of use. $175.00
72- Hodson A.W.
TREKKING THE GREAT THIRST Travel and Sport in the Kalahari
Desert-Africana Book Society, 1977 Johannesburg, 359pp, color frontis, b&w
illus, 4 fold-out maps.— Foreword by Frederick Selous. Travel, exploration
and hunting in Botswana for the native game species, gemsbok, lion, leopard,
etc. One of the few early books on Botswana. Fine in jacket. $125.00
L. von DISCOVERY OF LAKES RUDOLF AND STEFANIE A narrative of
Count Samuel Teleki's exploring and hunting adventures in Eastern Equatorial
Africa in 1887 & 1888.-Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894 London, 1st English
edn, 2 vol, 179 drawings, 5 maps.— This is the account of Count Teleki's discovery
of two major lakes in eastern Kenya as described by his lieutenant, Ludwig von
Höhnel. A truly interesting set with exploration and hunting for the big
game (rhino/elephant/buffalo) of that area. This set ranks in our opinion as
one of the most important in the discovery and exploration of new hunting grounds
in East Africa. A very scarce work that is considered one of the great books
on hunting and exploration of East Africa. We only obtain a set of these books
very rarely. A very nice set rebound in dark green English calf leather, gilt
letters on spine, 5 raised bands on the spine and with the original gilt decorated
warriors laid on to the front panels. Some foxing and damp marks on edges of
a few pages, original maps reinforced with linen. $2,850.00
74- Holman D.
INSIDE SAFARI HUNTING WITH ERIC RUNDGREN -G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1970
New York, 296pp, illus.— The life and times of the famous PWH, Eric Rundgren.
Ferocious encounters with rhino, lions, leopards, and buffalo. Rundgren's own
professional ivory hunting. Also on the history of East African hunters. Good
bibliography, well written and in consistent demand. Fine in jacket. $140.00
75- Hornaday W.T.
CAMP-FIRES IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES -Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916 New
York, 353pp, illus, map, deco cover.— William Hornaday hunting for goat and
bighorn sheep in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Classic on the subject. Very
good copy. $175.00
76- Hornaday W.T.
CAMP-FIRES ON DESERT AND LAVA -Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908
New York, 1st edn, 366pp, illus, frontis.— Hornaday published two great sheep
hunting books in the early 1900s. This title is on his desert sheep hunting
trips into Mexico. A desert sheep classic by any standard. Very good minus,
light wear to spine and front cover inset photo. $200.00
77- Hosken I.&
F. A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON AFRICA mainly South of the Equator
in the Library of Ida and F.W. Hosken.-Privately printed., 1981 Johannesburg,
224pp, illus.— Bibliography based on the Hosken's library, which was one of
the largest Africana collections in the world. Many hunting books listed as
well as much on exploration and or travel. A very worthwhile reference work,
especially since there is so little available in hunting bibliographies. Contains
slightly over 3000 entries. Like new. $125.00
B. THE GRAND SLAM OF NORTH AMERICAN SHEEP -The Grand Slam Club.,
1974 Phoenix, 2nd printing, 220pp, illus.— Although this was printed only
a few years ago, it is already one of the all-time No. American sheep classics
and is, in fact, quite hard-to-get. Dozens of sheep stories plus a section on
the world's wild sheep by Chris Klineburger. Fine. $160.00
79- Hunter J.A.
WHITE HUNTER The Adventures and Experiences of a Professional
Big Game Hunter in Africa-Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., 1938 London, 1st edn,
282pp, illus.— A TRUE RARITY!!! The 1st edn of the first book by the man who
is considered by many to be the greatest professional hunter of East Africa.
Much on elephant and the other big five animals. First editions of this book
are as rare as the proverbial hen's teeth. A very good minus copy in first edition
first state binding with a very neatly rebacked spine, slight wear at corners.
80- Hunter J.A.
and Mannix D. TALES OF THE AFRICAN FRONTIER -Harper & Brothers,
Publishers., 1954 New York, 1st edn, 308pp, illus, end paper maps.— History
of some of the most famous hunters of the early days of East Africa: Tippu Tib,
Ewart Grogan, Joseph Thompson, John Boyes, Robert Foran, the ivory poachers
of the Lado Enclave. Note: This is the USA version of "African Bush Adventures"
and is otherwise identical except for the title. Fine in jacket. $100.00
81- Ingles J. (Maori)
SPORT AND WORK ON THE NEPAUL FRONTIER or Twelve Years Sporting
Reminiscences of an Indigo Planter.-MacMillan and Co., 1878 London, 1st edn
361 + 39pp, 9 plates including frontis.— Inglis spent some twelve years in
India as an Indigo planter in the province of Behar (Bihar), near the Nepal
frontier. This is Ingles 1st work later reissued twice more which should be
a good indication of how good the book is. A chatty, unpretentious book that
gives a picture of life in India and Nepal during the days of the British Empire.
Hunting for tiger, leopard, crocodile, boar, and axis deer. Illustrated with
delightful, well executed drawings that give an accurate picture of what the
Indian sub continent was like over 125 years ago. He retired to Australia where
he attempted to ‘recruit the energies enervated by the burning climate
of India’ and to write these memoirs. A very good, nice copy in the orginal
green cloth, with an expertly rebacked spine with virtually no cloth loss. $475.00
82- Jenkins Lady
SPORT AND TRAVEL IN BOTH TIBETS -Blades, East and Blades., 1909 London,
87pp, 25 colored illus, large format.— The only early sheep and ibex hunting
book we know of that was written by a woman. Judging from the photo inset on
the cover Lady Jenkins obtained some excellent trophies. Animals hunted include
blue sheep, Tibetan argali, gazelles, urial, barrasingha, ibex and markhor.
83- Jessen B.H.
W.N. MACMILLAN'S EXPEDITIONS AND BIG GAME HUNTING IN SUDAN, ABYSSINIA,
& BRITISH EAST AFRICA -Marchant Singer & Co. Printers, 1906
London, 415pp, 122 photos, rear-pocket map.— The narrative of four African
hunting and travel expeditions by William MacMillan and his wife, as recorded
by B. Jessen. Includes "The First Blue Nile Expedition, The Sobat and Boma
Expedition, The Melut and Kerin Route, the Second Blue Nile Expedition,"
and a journey to East Africa. Mr. and Mrs. MacMillan were very wealthy and owned
a farm in Kenya called Juja. This books contains much on hunting big-game, both
in the Sudan and Kenya. Exceptionally scarce as it was printed for private circulation
only. Very good tight copy, in original cloth, complete with map. $2,200.00
A) Another, cloth somewhat unevenly colored $1800.00
B) Another, water stain to covers and front few pages, not as bad as it sounds,
priced to sell $1000.00
84- Johnson M.
LION African Adventure with the King of Beasts-G. P. Putnam's Sons,
1929 New York, 1st edn, 281pp, b&w illus, fold-out map.— Osa and Martin
Johnson's adventures with lions in Kenya. Not primarily hunting. Very good plus.
85- Johnson T.B.
TRAMPS ROUND THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON and Through the Black
Gate of the Congo State.-T. Fisher Unwin., 1912 London, 316pp, photos, drawings,
maps, fold out map.— Hunting in Uganda for elephant, lion, antelopes. Most
narrative of travel and exploration. Very good copy. $250.00
86- Johnston P.C.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS The Art of Francis Lee Jaques-Live Oak
Press, 1994 South Carolina, 1st edn, 167pp, profuse color and b&w illustrations
and b&w photos, limited to 450 numbered, leatherbound, slipcased copies.— "One of the century's finest wildlife painters, the first American bird
artist to put his subject into a landscape instead of merely against it, Jaques
charted new directions for wildlife art." Fine in fine slipcase, with original
glassine wrapper. $200.00
87- Kaniut L. SOME
BEARS KILL! True-Life Tales of Terror-Safari Press, Inc., 1997 Long
Beach, 1st edn, 313pp, illus, limited to 500 numbered, signed, & slipcased
copies.- Volume 15 in Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series- Never
before have so many exciting, hair-raising tales of bear encounters been collected
into one book. Read about a man who swam into a lake to try to escape a furious
bear only to find to his horror that bears can swim too! Or of the old gold
prospector who got mauled and sewed up his own stomach—and lived to tell about
it! When a bear attacks, it does so with devastating ferocity. Although the
average attack lasts but thirty seconds, grievous injury can result from powerful
paws and jaws. Strangely enough, most attacks are nonfatal. This book is filled
with true-life episodes of close-calls, maulings, and deaths by all three North
American bears: black, grizzly, and polar. These stories are not fiction. All
are, eerily enough, based on complete fact. Even the FOX TV show When Animals
Attack uses Kaniut's material for their shows. The author of two previous best-selling
books on dangerous bears brings you a cliffhanger—you won't want to miss his
latest and best yet! Slipcase and book like new. $80.00
88- Kearton C.
WILD LIFE ACROSS THE WORLD -Hodder and Stoughton, 1915 (nd,
circa) London, 1st edn, 286pp illus.— Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt.
Recollections of the author's trips to Borneo, East Africa, South Africa, the
Congo, India, Canada, and the Rockies and the animals encountered while traveling.
Says Teddy Roosevelt in his Introduction: "His feats in photographing great
and dangerous game, and especially in taking moving pictures of these animals,
have not been paralleled. I have long followed the extraordinary work in photographing
English birds; and on my invitation [the Kearton brothers] gave an exhibition
of their work in the White House. Later, I met Mr. Cherry Kearton in Africa,
and there saw him at work. One of the prime qualities of Mr. Kearton's work
is its absolute trustworthiness. His work is of first rate scientific importance.".
Thick, attractive book with large gilt stamping of a lion on the front cover.
Very good plus. $150.00
89- Keating B.
THE FLAMBOYANT MR. COLT AND HIS DEADLY SIX-SHOOTER -Doubleday
& Co., 1978 New York, 1st edn, 233pp, two b&w photos— The first biography
of the Connecticut-born man whose name was to become synonymous with the Wild
West evokes the spirit of the ebullient era he helped to shape. Fine in jacket.
90- Keith E. ELMER
KEITH'S BIG GAME HUNTING -Little & Brown, 1954 Boston, 420pp, illus
by Bob Kuhn.— On American big game. Keith gives his opinions, advice and stories
on the rich hunting grounds of the West. Includes illustrations by Bob Kuhn.
Very good. $100.00
91- Keith E.
SHOTGUNS BY KEITH -Stackpole & Heck Inc., 1950 New York, 1st edn,
307pp, illus.— During WW II Keith tested over 5000 shotguns and fired countless
shells. He was certainly qualified to write this book. Comprehensive and authoritative
book on the shotgun. $75.00
92- King E.L. HUNTING
BIG GAME IN AFRICA -No Publisher, 1926 Winoa, MN, 315pp, illus.—
Grace King and her husband, a wealthy Minnesota banker, traveled to Kenya on
safari in 1924. She was quite well acquainted with firearms, and purchased her
heavy rifle from Dr. Richard Sutton (author of 4 hunting books himself.) They
established a base camp on the N'Goro Nderi river where they hunted lion, buffalo
and a variety of plains game. Along the Guaso Nyiro, they bagged elephant and
hippo. There is even an interesting chapter on the Ford (auto) in Africa [Czech,
African Big Game, p. 88]. Scarce and only issued in a limited manner, probably
to the author's friends and people who came to see their collection. Rhino,
elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo as well as plains game. $325.00
93- Kinloch A.A.
LARGE GAME SHOOTING IN THIBET, HIMALAYAS, NORTHERN & CENTRAL INDIA
-John Culler & Sons, 1995 SC, 291pp, illus, ltd to 500 leatherbound, numbered,
slipcased copies.— Notes on every game animal found in the Himalayas —notes
on their habits and natural history and hunting from author's personal observation.
Includes much on the sheep, markhor and ibex. Considered one of the classics
on Himalayan hunting. A fine copy, slipcase very good plus. $140.00
94- Kirby F.V.
SPORT IN EAST CENTRAL AFRICA Being an Account of Hunting Trips in Portuguese
and Other Districts of East Africa-Rowland Ward, 1899 London, 340pp, illus.— A truly RARE book on African big-game hunting, mostly Mozambique. F. Vaughan
Kirby wrote two very fine books on Africa of which this one is the most sought-after.
Much on the pursuit of elephants. Also includes rhino, lion, leopard, and kudu.
You will enjoy reading this book! $1,700.00
K. BIG GAME HUNTING AND COLLECTING IN EAST AFRICA 1903-1926
-Longmans, Green & Co., 1929 New York, 1st edn, 348pp, illus, fold-out map.— Author was a Hungarian who collected for his country's national museum. Good
deal on elephant and lion; also buffalo, rhino, and antelopes. Hunting takes
place around Lake Victoria. Very good with skillfully rebacked spine, attractive
A) Another, slightly lesser condition $225.00
B. INTERNATIONAL HUNTER 1945-1999 Hunting's Greatest Era-Sportsman
on Film, 2000 Kerrville, 392pp, illus, large format, jacket.— As a client
hunter, pioneer hunter, and professional hunter, Bert Klineburger is, without
a doubt, one of the world’s preeminent international hunter. Bert Klineburger's
life reads like the history of the twentieth century: He hunted in Alaska with
the pre-statehood pioneers; operated safari companies while living in Uganda
before Idi Amin; hunted in the C.A.R. before elephant poaching nearly destroyed
the herds; was in Zaire before losing everything he had except his life; opened
Afghanistan for Marco Polo sheep and took hunters to the Roof of the World;
and found himself in the middle of the East Block as communism fell. Since 1990
the Soviet Union collapsed, and once forbidden areas all across the world’s
largest country were opened to hunting. The Sleeping Giant, China, with its
many rare and interesting species opened to hunting. Elephant hunting opened
in Botswana, and Mozambique reopened to hunting and is getting better each year.
The poaching of elephants in the fantastic Selous Reserve of Tanzania was stopped,
and the elephant numbers are growing rapidly. Beautiful Ethiopia closed hunting
and then reopened. Iran, after years of turbulence, once again accepts hunters
from outside. This is Bert's last book on all the fabulous and exotic hunting
areas now available to the international hunter. Fine in fine jacket. $85.00
B. & Hurst V. BIG GAME HUNTING AROUND THE WORLD -Exposition
Banner, 1969 New York, 1st edn, 376pp, color & b/w illus.— All-round big-game
hunting book, covering four continents. Hunting man-eating tigers in India,
Marco-Polo sheep, African elephants, polar bears, and dozens of other animals.
Fine in jacket. $85.00
98- Knox T.W. HUNTERS
THREE Sport and Adventure in South Africa-E.P. Dutton and Company,
1895 New York, 1st edn, 248pp, drawings by W. Cary (sic).— A wild adventure
in Southern Africa when three hunters join with two female nimrods and seek
beasts high adventure and romance. Among the sport is a story of how several
of the hunters get chased up a tree by lion which are eventually dispatched
with a pistol. True or not, the book is scarce and delightfully illustrated!
Very good, inner hinges tight, some rubbing at bottom spine but cloth not worn
99- Koenig O. PORI
TUPU -McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1954 New York, 236pp, illus.— Author
spent twenty-five years in Tanzania and recounts his many (hunting) adventures.
Very good in jacket. $65.00
100- Landor A.H.S.
IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by
the Tibetan Authorities, Imprisonment, Torture, and Ultimate Release.-William
Heinemann, 1899 London, 2nd impression, 2 vol, 307pp & 250pp, with maps,
250 illus & photos.— An account of the author's rash attempt to reach
Lhasa in 1897 from the west. A headstrong and arrogant man, Landor wrote a very
colorful account of his adventures which were very popular with the public but
there were some of his peers who did not quite believe all he wrote about the
Tibetans and their treatment of him. Original cloth bindings, somewhat scuffed,
both volumes slightly cocked. Signed, dated, inscribed by author. $325.00
101- Leatham A.
SPORT IN FIVE CONTINENTS -William Blackwood & Sons, 1912
Edinburgh, 1st edn, 333pp, illus, deco cover.— Sport throughout the world:
Africa, China, Spain, India, etc. Also the big game of North America. Various
sections on India include tiger. $225.00
102- Lee R. CHINA
SAFARI -Amwell Press, 1986 Clinton, NJ, 1st edn, 269pp, color photos,
ltd edn of 1000, numbered, signed, slipcased copies.— During the 1980s Robert
Lee obtained permission to venture into the Chinese Pamirs where he obtained,
after much difficulties, two Marco Polo sheep as well as gazelle. An interesting
account of modern exploration and hunting in China. Fine in almost fine slipcase.
103- Lloyd A.B.
IN DWARF LAND AND CANIBAL COUNTRY A Record of Travel and Discovery
in Central Africa-T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 New York, 385pp, illus, fold-out maps.— Author traveled to the pygmies in West Uganda and from there West ward on
the Ituri River to the Congo River. Solid copy but cover stained. $150.00
104- Lydekker R.
THE GAME ANIMALS OF INDIA, BURMA, MALAYA, AND TIBET Being a new and Revised
edition of "The Great and Small Game of India, Burma, and Tibet"-Rowland
Ward, 1907 London, 408pp, illus.— Richard Lydekker was the foremost naturalist
of his time, and he wrote books with the hunter in mind. All the game of the
countries covered: sheep, goats, wild oxen, deer etc. The pictures are eye pleasing.
A corner stone for an Asian big-game library. Very good copy, hinghes tight
but spine spotted. Not nearly as bad as it sounds. Priced right. $200.00
105- Lydekker R.
ANIMAL PORTRAITURE -Frederick Warne & Co., 1912 (nd circa)
London, 1st edn, 104pp, color illus, folio.— Narrated by Lydekker and illustrated
by Kuhnert: an unbeatable team! Covers a variety of animals such as lion, tiger,
polar bear, wolf, crocodile, moose, waterbuck, leopard, bison etc. Delightfully
produced work. Only English work that we know of that contains color illustrations
by the famous Kuhnert. Contains a total of 50 studies from oil paintings by
Wilhelm Kuhnert in color. Solid, Very good copy $1,000.00
106- Lyell D.D.
THE HUNTING AND SPOOR OF CENTRAL AFRICAN GAME With Life-size
Illustrations of most of the Game Tracks.-Seeley, Service & Co. Limited.,
1929 London, 1st edn, 234pp, illus.— Dennis Lyell takes us along to hunt and
track the game of British Central Africa. The classic big five, but also eland,
roan, waterbuck, kudu, sable, etc ... all the desirable large antelopes. Many
people feel that Lyell's books are among the most desirable on African hunting.
Very good minus, cloth bubbled $350.00
107- Maugham R.
AFRICA AS I HAVE KNOWN IT Nyasaland-East Africa-Liberia-Senegal-John
Murray, 1929 London, 1st edn, 372pp, illus.— Covers Zambia, Zimbabwe, and
Malawi approximately 100 years ago. Also includes Mozambique and Liberia. Not
a hunting item but a good account of early travels. Very good minus. $75.00
108- Maxwell M.
STALKING BIG GAME WITH A CAMERA IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA With a
Monograph on the African Elephant-William Heinemann Ltd, 1925 London, 206pp,
profuse illus, fold out photos, color fold-out map, royal quarto.— A book
dedicated mainly to the African elephant. Includes hunting, photography and
observations of jumbo. When this book was issued it was the finest example of
African wildlife photography to that date. Even by today's standards this book
contains some OUTSTANDING photographs of elephants. Most of the photography
was done in the Lorian swamp of East Africa. $300.00
A) Another copy, very good in a very nice 90% complete jacket, $400.00
109- Maydon H.C.
BIG GAME OF AFRICA -Philip Allen, 1935 London, 254pp, illus.— Next to his BIG GAME SHOOTING, Maydon's most demanded book. Maydon was a very
knowledgeable hunter of the African continent. THE safari guide in the first
half of this century. Spine medium faded, two small discolorations on rear cover,
otherwise tight and very good. $150.00
110- McElroy C.
McELROY HUNTS AFRICA -Sincere Press, 1976 Tucson, 1st edn, 272pp, photos
in b&w and color.— C.J. McElroy will always be best remembered as the
founder of SCI. He started hunting Africa after WW II and was on many great
safaris like his contemporaries Jack O'Connor, Herb Klein and Elgin Gates. His
writing style is very down to earth and, yes, folksy. In the last years of McElroy's
life he released a few books that were largely recaps of his earlier career.
We feel that this book gives the best presentation of Mac's African hunting
as it was. It covers some 25 years of African hunting in 11 different countries.
It includes Mac's first African hunt with Glen Cottar in Kenya in 1960. Mac
returns to Kenya and Tanganyika (Tanzania) several times for bongo, elephant
etc. In addition he hunted Chad, Mozambique, Sudan and Angola. In Ethiopia he
seeks a mountain nyala and on a second hunt there a Nile buffalo. In addition
to these trips there are hunts for South West Africa (Namibia) Zaire, Zambia
and a misbegotten hunt in Somalia. All in all an interesting window into hunting
in the 1960s in Africa. Book includes a two-page color section of the McElroy’s
trophy room as it was in Tucson in the 1970s. Fine in jacket. $85.00
111- McLynn F.
BURTON Snow upon the Desert-John Murray, 1990 London, 428pp,
photos.— Richard Burton was a phenomenon, even by the standards of his time.
Master swordsman, fluent in two dozen languages, poet, scholar, soldier, archaeologist
and anthropologist, he was also the pioneer explorer of East Africa; he discovered
Lake Tanganyika and took part in the notorious search for the source of the
Nile. He risked death visiting the sacred places of Mecca, disguised as a Muslim,
and again penetrating the 'forbidden city' of Harar. He also travelled extensively
in West Africa, the Americas, India, Europe and the Middle East. A translator
of immense talent, he produced English versions of Camoens's Lusiads, the Kama
Sutra, and, most famously, The Arabian Nights. As a sexologist he anticipated
Freud and Havelock Ellis, yet married the devout Catholic Isabel Arundell. Into
his sixty-nine years he condensed several lifetimes of experience. Fine in jacket.
112- Meikle R.
AFTER BIG GAME The Story of an African Holiday-T. Werner Laurie
Ltd., 1915 (nd, circa) London, 327pp, illus, fold-out map.— The story of an
African holiday. Mr. & Mrs. Meikle in classic British East Africa for waterbuck,
gerenuk, lion (lots), leopard, etc. in Tanzania, Uganda, and the Tsavo area
in Kenya. Very good copy, top, bottom spine color retouched. $200.00
A) Another, rebacked spine, $200.00
113- Mellon J.
AFRICAN HUNTER -Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975 New York, 1st edn,
522pp, profuse illus.— The most comprehensive book ever on African hunting.
Over 200 animals and over 20 countries covered. A fantastic book. Very good
in jacket. $275.00
114- Meurers, Reinald
von BUFFALO, ELEPHANT, AND BONGO Alone in the Savannas and
Rain Forests of the Cameroon.-Safari Press Inc., 1999 Long Beach, 1st edn, 233pp,
color and b&w photos, ltd to 1000 signed, numbered, & slipcased copies.-
Volume 26 in Safari Press's Classics in African Hunting Series.- Many people
have been on safari but few have been on safari alone! Dr. Reinald von Meurers's
record is unique: He has been on twenty-five self-guided hunts in the Cameroon;
he has hunted from Lake Chad to the border of the Congo; and he has gone after
elephant, bongo, buffalo, and a host of other animals over a period of nearly
two decades. Follow him as he faces bull elephant deep in the rain forest (more
than twenty miles by foot to the nearest village); is threatened by a large
gorilla; floats for several weeks down a remote river in search of new hunting
grounds; bags forest rarities like sitatunga, giant forest hog, and bush pig;
hunts for a record-book dwarf buffalo; avoids snakes and stinging honey bees;
and in general has the time of his life hunting solo in one of the most remote
areas left on this earth. Illustrated with dozens of pictures, this book is
an antidote for those tired of reading the usual safari story. New and with
a fine section of COLOR photos depicting hunting in the rain forest. $75.00
115- Millais J.G.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND ITS UNTRODDEN WAYS -Longmans, Green &
Co., 1907 London, 1st edn, 340pp, illus.— The hard-to-find first edition describes
hunting for caribou in Newfoundland. Many interesting sketches and photographs
of various heads obtained by Millais during his trip into an area relatively
unknown at that time. Slight rubbing on spine, inner rear hinge starting, corners
116- Millais J.G.
WANDERINGS AND MEMORIES -Longmans & Co., 1919 London, 1st
edn, 298pp, illus.— Describes incidents of Millais' life and travels in search
of big game including Africa and his beloved Scotland. Also contains a long
chapter on Arthur Neumann, the great elephant hunter who was a friend of Millais.
A very good copy bound in lovely half-blue leather binding, gilt stamping. $150.00
117- Millais J.G.
THE LIFE OF FREDERICK COURTENAY SELOUS, D.S.O. Capt. 25th Royal
Fusiliers-Longmans, Green and Co., 1918 London, 1st edn, 387pp, illus.— The
best biography on Selous with lots of material that does not appear in any of
Selous' own works. No collection of Selous' books is complete without it. Very
good minus, corners slightly bumped. $275.00
118- Millais J.G.
THE LIFE OF FREDERICK COURTENAY SELOUS, D.S.O. Capt. 25th Royal
Fusiliers-Longmans, Green and Co., 1919 London, 4th impression, 387pp, illus.— The best biography on Selous with lots of material that does not appear in
any of Selous' own works. No collection of Selous' books is complete without
it. Very good copy, small dark smudge on front cover, not very noticeable on
the dark blue original cloth. $85.00
119- Molloy P.
THE CRY OF THE FISH EAGLE The personal experiences of a game
warden and his wife in the Southern Sudan.-Michael Joseph, 1957 London, 254pp,
illus, fold-out map.— One of the better books published on the Sudan since
WW II. Fine in jacket. $140.00
R. HIGH COUNTRY -The Derrydale Press, 1938 New York, limited
to 950 numbered copies, 248pp, illus.— North American hunting for grizzly,
deer, puma, and wapiti as well as some trout fishing. A quality production that
is under rated by most collectors. Issued by the Derrydale Press which is known
for its fine bindings and quality printing. Very good copy. $175.00
121- Moore R.J.
ELEPHANTS FOR AFRICA -Abu Publications, 2000 Auckland Park,
South Africa, 366pp, color and b&w photos.— Randall Moore is famous in
Botswana for having a large herd African elephants that are trained to take
safaris on sight seeing trips in the Okavango. This is the photographic and
text record of his venture that has become world famous. $75.00
122- Morden W.
ACROSS ASIA'S SNOWS AND DESERTS -G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927 New
York, 1st edn, 413pp, illus, photo endpapers.— William Morden traveled together
with James Clark in Central Asia. He hunted extensively for that grand animal,
Marco Polo sheep, and he went after the Ovis ammon darwini and Ovis ammon ammon
in Mongolia. They also hunted Ovis ammon littledali in what is today Kazakhstan
and Kirghizia. Includes maral and roe deer. Finally the authors are captured
by a band of Mongolian thugs and held captive. An exciting, interesting story,
especially since virtually all the areas described herein are being hunted again
today! Very good, front inner hinge weak. $240.00
A) another, very good $275.00
123- Moyer J.W.
TROPHY HEADS -The Ronald Press Company., 1962 New York, 258pp,
many photos.— Shows the best trophy head of many species of African, American
and European game. Author was the taxidermist of the Chicago Field Museum and
he made detailed studies of many game heads. In addition the book contains measurements
and field preparation tips. VG in jacket and original slipcase which shows some
124- Niedieck P.
WITH A RIFLE IN FIVE CONTINENTS -Rowland Ward, 1908 London,
1st English edn, 426pp, many illus.— Paul Niedieck was a German big-game hunter
and sportsman who hunted in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique), bagging hippopotamus,
lion, buffalo, eland, as well as various antelope and zebra. Subsequently he
went to the Sudan and there in 1902 he shot buffalo, roan and other game but
was wounded by an elephant. Later yet he sought out the game country of the
White Nile shooting rhinoceros, lion, and numerous antelope. A scare book and
this is the first English edition first issue from Rowland Ward in London. Very
good plus copy, bright gilt, no bumped corners. $950.00
A) Another copy about as close to fine as we have ever seen one. Corners sharp,
inner hinges tight, gilt bright, no markings except for the sticker of a book
dealer on the rear paste down. $1400.00
125- O'Connor J.
THE BIG-GAME RIFLE -Alfred A. Knopf, 1952 New York, 1st edn,
370pp, illus.— From the mountain sheep and the whitetail to the lion and the
rhino, Jack O'Connor covers every existing species of game and every available
rifle used in its quest. Very good. $150.00
126- Oswald F.
ALONE IN THE SLEEPING SICKNESS COUNTRY -Keagan Paul, Trench,
Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1915 London, 219pp, color fold-out map.— Author traveled
to eastern side of Lake Victoria to search for dinosaur bones. Very good copy,
one corner very, very lightly bumped, very light shelf ware. $200.00
F. AFRICAN ADVENTURES -G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928 New York, 83pp,
illus, photo eps, gilt lion on cover.— On the Dark Continent for lion, elephant,
buffalo, rhino, croc, sable, lesser kudu, and Grant's gazelle. A much underrated
book; Frederick B. Patterson (apparently no relative of Col Patterson of Tsavo
fame) went on safari in Kenya and hired Dennis Finch Hatton as his PH. Several
very good trophies were obtained including a 130lbs elephant. Reading copy only.
128- Peper E. &
Rikhoff J. HUNTING MOMENTS OF THE TRUTH -Winchester Press.,
1973 New York, 208pp, illus.— Big-game hunting stories by Gates, O'Connor,
Page, Kermit Roosevelt, John Wootters, etc. Jaguar, Marco polo sheep, lion,
Dall sheep, etc. Fine in jacket. $50.00
129- Phillips A.
(editor) A HUNTING HERITAGE Fifty Years of Shikar-Safari Club
International-Shikar-Safari Club, 2002 Ohio, 1st edn, 597pp, color and b&w
photos, limited to 1000 copies.— The Shikar-Safari Club is the oldest international
hunting club in existence in North America. Its members hail from all over the
world, and it can safely be said that on a per-member basis, no other club in
the world has more hunting experience than these dedicated sportsmen and women!
To celebrate its 50th year, the club has asked every member to contribute one
big-game hunting story to this book. The animals pursued range from mule deer
to elephant. In between there are bighorn sheep, bongo, lion, leopard, polar
bear, elk, and many other of the world's most-sought-after trophies from Asia,
Africa, and the Americas. The contributors read like a who's who of the hunting
world, including some very interesting historical names, now departed, who wrote
stories for the club in earlier times, as well as many current and active members:
William Bond, John LaGarde, Ian Henderson, Elgin Gates, Guy Cohleach, Ricardo
Medem, Harry Tennison, Butch White, Robert Lee, Rudolf Sand, Fred Huntington,
Bert Klineburger, Watson Yoshimoto, Pete Papac, Basie Maartens, Sherwin Scott,
Lynn Castle, and Robert Speegle, to name but a few! There are many more contributors,
in all over 115 different stories. The book is printed on coated paper, over
90% of the photos are in color, and it is in a super large format of 9 by 12
inches. Please note; only 1000 copies of this book have been printed, 500 of
which have been sold to the members of the club, which leaves only 500 copies
for sale! Once these are gone, there will be no more available. New. $225.00
130- Phillips J.C.
AMERICAN GAME MAMMALS AND BIRDS A Catalogue of Books 1582 to
1925 Sport, Natural History, and Conservation.-Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930 New
York, 1st edn, 638pp.— The most exhaustive and detailed bibliography on American
sporting literature published before WW II. No other book has listed as much.
A bibliography like this is a must for any decent American sporting-book library.
This book is based on the library of Charles Sheldon and took five years to
complete with many 1000's of books listed. In addition this is one of 4 books
approved by the Boone & Crockett Club. A very good copy. $125.00
131- Puxley F.L.
IN AFRICAN GAME TRACKS Wanderings with a Rifle through Eastern Africa-H.F.
& G. Witherby, 1929 London, 1st edn, 320pp, illus.— In Puxley's view existence
reaches her apogee when signs show elephants he has been tracking for a fortnight
are close at hand. One senses a tingling of delight, not unmixed with semi-enjoyable
nervousness. The books describes adventures from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nyasaland,
Mozambique, Rhodesia and South Africa. Unusually scarce book. Very good minus
132- Queeny E.
CHEECHAKO The Story of an Alaskan Bear Hunt-Charles Scribner's
Sons, 1941 New York, 1st edn, 131pp, color & b&w photos, end paper maps,
one of 1200 unnumbered copies.— Foreword by Nash Buckingham. Hunting for the
giant brown bear in coastal Alaska. Queeny did a very good job producing this
handsome well-written book. He must have had money and spent it on this production
as this is one of he earliest hunting books that has color photos reproduced
in it. Near fine copy. $225.00
A) Another, good copy, front free end paper missing, signed by author $125.00
133- Quimby W.
ROYAL QUEST The Hunting Saga of H.I.H. Prince Abdorreza of
Iran-Safari Press, 2004 Long Beach, 325pp, profuse color and b&w photos,
limited to 450 numbered, slipcased copies signed by Prince Abdorreza and Bill
Quimby.- Volume 25 in Safari Press's Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series.- His
Imperial Highness Prince Abdorreza of Iran is an internationally known big-game
hunter famous for his startling world records and the diverse nature of his
hunts. He began his hunting career at an early age on the outskirts of Teheran,
shooting birds and rabbits; from there he graduated to the most stellar hunting
career ever seen. Prince Abdorreza was the first hunter after WWII to hunt Marco
Polo sheep in Afghanistan and the Russian Pamirs, an expedition that lasted
over 7 weeks and took dozens of yak and men. He was privileged to hunt some
of the most unusual animals on earth for the National Museum of Iran: Arabian
tahr; Siberian tiger; all subspecies of markhor; just about every sheep in Asia,
and all the sheep of Africa, Europe, and North America. He holds numerous world
records and has more trophies entered in either the Rowland Ward and the Boone
and Crockett record books than any other person. His list of accomplishments
is so long that they cannot all be listed, but here are several to give you
a taste of this book: no less than four expeditions to the Pamirs after Marco
Polo sheep; pioneering hunts in the Tian Shan of China and Siberia as early
as the 1970s; all the spiral-horned antelope of Africa; no less than twelve
tigers; the walia or Ethiopian ibex; banteng in Indonesia; and gaur in Nepal.
The Prince has hunted with the greats of the big-game hunting world such as
Syd Downey, Pinnell & Talifson, Jack O'Connor, Elgin Gates, and Herb Klein.
James Mellon accompanied the Prince on several expeditions, and some of the
hunts these two men experienced in Oman, Pakistan, and Peru will never be repeated.
Not a person to rest on his laurels, he has accelerated his hunting in the last
ten years never mind that he is well in his 70s! Lately the Prince has hunted
wild yak and chiru antelope in Tibet, shot a 65-plus-inch kudu, and has been
trying for a 50-inch buffalo. This book, written by the former editor of Safari
magazine, is based upon countless hours of taped interviews and complete access
to Prince Abdorreza's photo albums and diaries. No other hunting book will ever
tell a story like this! New. Prince Abdorreza died in 2004 shortly after this
book was issued. We have a few copies left that are signed by the Prince and
author Bill Quimby. $325.00
134- Reid T. W.
THE LAND OF THE BEY Being Impressions of Tunis Under the French-Sampson
Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1882 London, 1st edn, 312pp, no illustrations— Author traveled through French Tunisia. Sir Thomas Wemyss Reid, was born in
New Castle in 1842. He was a novelist and biographer, and after being connected
with various provincial newspapers came to London in 1887 as manager for the
well-known publisher Cassell and Co. In 1890 till 1899 he was editor of The
Speaker. Among his more permanent writings are The Land of the Bey (1882), Gladys
Fane (1883), and Lives of W.E. Forster (1888), and Lords Houghton (1891), and
Playfair (1899), and William Black (1902). He was knighted in 1894. He died
in 1905. This rare account is almost never found in original first edition.
Very good condition, original green cloth, no fading or cuts or nicks. Corners
very slightly worn. $300.00
R. von KWAHERI! On the Spoor of Big Game in East Africa-Safari
Press, 2004 Long Beach, 1st edn, 322pp, b&w photos, ltd to 1,000 signed,
numbered, & slipcased copies.- Volume 48 in Safari Press's Classics in African
Hunting Series.- Robert von Reitnauer was born on Christmas Day in 1933 on a
farm in Mufindi, in the Tukuyu Highlands of the British Territory of Tanganyika,
formerly German East Africa. His father, a German who had fought in the East
African campaign of World War I, returned to East Africa from Germany in 1926
to forge a life for his family in the splendor of that isolated wilderness.
But the reverberations from the drumbeats of Hitler's war were soon felt even
in the remote highlands of East Africa, and Robert and his family were caught
up in the maelstrom of anti-German rage. Even though his parents were fervent
in their anti-Hitler beliefs, they lost everything, suffering through eight
years of Diaspora. What remained a constant for Robert was his love of animals
and hunting, and he had for a tutor an extraordinary man and an extraordinary
hunter in his father. Robert started his career by hunting ivory, not necessarily
on the right side of the law, and, on his own, with a loyal crew of ruffians,
he shot elephants for himself that had ivory way over the 100-pound mark. Later,
switching to the right side of the law, Robert became a professional hunter,
guiding clients to some immense ivory as well as what is generally regarded
as the biggest and heaviest leopard to ever come from Africa. Shot by Frank
Hibben in 1969, this leopard measured 8 feet, 5 inches! The book is filled with
fascinating personal anecdotes: including the time a Cape buffalo lay in wait
for him and knocked him about so badly that he was in the hospital for months,
or the time he pursued a cagey elephant with tusks weighing 125 and 127 pounds,
and the time he participated in a tribal initiation test of the Watindiga bush
people by planting a chalky handprint on the rear end of a rhino! This is the
story of an immense land in the days before the truly big tuskers disappeared.
A very good read. New. $75.00
136- Rikhoff J.
HUNTING THE AFRICAN BUFFALO -Amwell Press, 1984 NJ, 1st edn,
599pp, illus, limited edn of 1000 copies, signed, numbered, slipcased.- African
Hunting Heritage Series 13- Massive anthology on hunting the African buffalo.
Covers both the old days and more recent times. Lots of reading. First book
of a series covering all of the big five. Fine in a fine slipcase. $650.00
A) another in slipcase with very slight wear. $500.00
137- Rikhoff J.
HUNTING THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT -Amwell Press, 1985 NJ, 1st edn,
688pp, illus, limited edn of 1000 copies, signed, numbered, slipcased.- African
Hunting Heritage Series 19- Anthology with stories of the best elephant hunting
books ever published. Original color plates and line drawings by wildlife artist
Guy Coleach. Contains 48 lengthy elephant hunting stories written by men who
were legends in the big-game hunting field. Just a few of the many authors are
Anthony Dyer, Major W. Robert Foran, F.C. Selous, J.H. Patterson, Arthur H.
Neumann, W.D.M. Bell, Denis D. Lyell, John Taylor, J.A. Hunter, Jack O'Connor,
Elmer Keith, Bunny Allen, Tony Sanchez-Arino. Includes many others and this
book gives one the best opportunity to read these authors who’s books
will cost ten thousand dollars or more if you want them in first editions. Fine
in slipcase fine slipcase. $525.00
138- Rilling R.
GUNS AND SHOOTING A Selected Chronological Bibliography-Greenberg,
1951 New York, 1st edn, 434pp, illus, limited issue of 1500 copies.— One of
the best gun book bibliographies ever, which also lists many rare hunting books.
Excellent reference work. Fine in jacket. $150.00
K. IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN Light-hearted African Adventures Robertson,
Kevin "Doctari"-Safari Press, 2008 Long Beach, 1st edn, 277pp, color
photos, ltd to 1,000 signed, numbered & slipcased copies. Volume 64 in the
Safari Press's Classics in African Hunting Series.— Doctari (aka Kevin Robertson)
is well known for his superlative series of books on shot placement, including
Nyati, The Perfect Shot, and Africa’s Most Dangerous, which is a complete
dissertation on the Cape buffalo that also includes shot placement. These books
have become classics in their time because of the authority, the experience,
and the descriptive powers Doctari has brought to each project. They simply
could not have been written by just anyone: These books were the culmination
of Kevin’s experience as a PH for years upon years in the bush, his knowledge
of veterinary medicine, and his understanding of ballistics. Some of his experiences
come from having hunted with multiple clients for dangerous game, and over the
years he has had a number of funny, interesting, and sad encounters. Now for
the first time ever, Doctari has committed these stories to paper, and we get
to read some of the silly things he, his friends, and his clients have done.
We guarantee these anecdotes will keep you entertained for hours. There are
two particularly lively stories on the ferocity of lion running amuck in a safari
camp. One is entitled “Madonna,” and in it Kevin defends his and
his wife’s honor with a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo! He’s
actually lucky to be alive to tell the tale. In the chapter entitled “Like
a Ghost in the Darkness,” an old lion wrecks mayhem in a camp inhabited
by two drunken hunters, who flee the scene without taking any of their gear.
There was good reason, indeed, for their fear. In the chapter “Dumber
Still” we learn that chasing a bull elephant from your garden with an
empty soda-pop bottle is not to be recommended, even for a PH well versed in
big-game hunting. “Jump Buck” is the lively story of a wounded springbok
that races off with a very expensive rifle wrapped around its neck! It’s
always refreshing to sit down with a good book that is full of wonderful stories;
some things in life just don’t get any better. Pull up a chair and read
along as Doctari relates his stories as though they are being told around a
campfire in a safari camp. This is one book you will not easily forget. New.
140- Romero P.B.
MEXICO AND AFRICA FROM THE SIGHTS OF MY RIFLE -Private printing.,
1959 (nd, circa) Mexico, 322pp, private printing, limited to 1000 copies, color
& b/w illus.— Much on the author's safari to East Africa where he collected
the big five plus plains game. His safari lasted many weeks and he covered most
of the game found in that region. Also hunting for jaguar and desert sheep in
Mexico. Fine in jacket. $125.00
A) Another fine in jacket, signed $150.00.
Earl of SPORT AND POLITICS UNDER AN EASTERN SKY -Wm. Blackwood
and Sons, 1902 Edinburgh, 1st edn, 423pp, illus, 2 fold-out maps.— Hunting
in the highlands of Asia for sheep and markhor. Not as rare as his OUTSKIRTS
... book, but just as well written and desirable. Author traveled in Kashmir,
Afghanistan, Persia, and Baluchistan. Attractive, thick book. VG copy with very
neatly rebacked spine. $350.00
K. A SENTIMENTAL SAFARI -Alfred Knopf, 1963 New York, 1st edn,
286pp, illus.— A safari made by Kermit Roosevelt with his sons to the areas
first hunted by Kermit's grandfather, Theodore Roosevelt. Fine in jacket. $100.00
T. AFRICAN GAME TRAILS An account of the African wanderings
of an American Hunter-Naturalist.-Charles Scribners & Sons., 1910 New York,
529pp, illus, map.— Theodore Roosevelt's famous East African safari. No African
collection is complete without it. A fine copy, in exceptially nice condition,
with a paper name sticker of the previous owner on the front paste down. $675.00
A) Another, good $250.00
T. AFRICAN GAME TRAILS An account of the African wanderings
of an American Hunter-Naturalist.-Charles Scribners & Sons., 1926 New York,
2 vol, 676pp total, many illus.— No African big game library is complete without
it. A most sought after title. Very good. $125.00
A) Another, slightly less condition, with name plate of prev owner in back of
T. & Heller E. THE LIFE HISTORIES OF AFRICAN GAME ANIMALS
-C. Scribner's Sons, 1914 New York, 1st edn, 2 vols., 798 total pp, illus, drawings
by Philip Goodwin, 40 maps, tissue-guard frontis.— After Theodore Roosevelt
came back from his famous safari and he had finished writing AFRICAN GAME TRAILS,
he decided to publish an in-depth work on the East African game animals together
with Edmund Heller. And what a thorough job they did! All animals of this area
are covered. Much harder to obtain than his other books and with good reason!
Nice set. Very good in original cloth with new leather spine labels identical
to the originals. $700.00
A) Another set, variant binding, with stamped labels as originally issued by
the publisher, in very good condition, $750.00
T.& K. EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON -Charles Scribners'
Sons, 1926 New York, 1st edn, 284pp, illus.— Roosevelt's trip to the Asian
highlands in the USSR and China for sheep, ibex and maral and other good hunting.
Includes the story of the then world-record ovis karelini and Tien Shan ibex.
They hunted in the same area that is now open to hunting once again. near fine
147- Safari Club
Int. THE SCI RECORD BOOK OF TROPHY ANIMALS -SCI, 1978 Tucson,
1st edn, 217pp, limited to 1000 numbered copies.— This is the 1st edition
of the SCI record book. Despite its recent publication date, it is very hard
to get and most often missing from a collection of SCI record books. Near fine.
148- Safari Club
Int. SAFARI MAGAZINES 1975-2007, COMPLETE SET -, — This is
a COMPLETE set of Safari Magazines for the years 1975 through 2007. In the years
1975-1976 it was published 4 times per year and in all subsequent years it was
published 6 times per year. In total there are 194 issues in this set. Within
these magazines you will find hundreds of stories ranging from whitetail to
Marco polo sheep written by some of the greats of the outdoor world such as
Craig Boddington, John Sundra, and others. Equally important it is a record
of members who took pioneering hunts in the Congo, Afghanistan, and Peru etc
many of which were hunts that will never be repeated. Given the current cost
of membership (which is required to get a subscription) this set of magazines
is offered at a very reasonable rate. Very good to fine condition. Special shipping
charges apply. $1,750.00
149- Safari Press
GREAT HUNTERS- Vol. 3 Their Trophy Rooms and Collections-Safari
Press Inc., 2001 Long Beach, 1st edn, 204pp, color photos throughout, extra
large format.— At last, the long-awaited third volume is finally available!
This is the best photographic series ever published of trophy-room collections,
and, incredible as it may sound, this book tops both previous volumes. Besides
some of the greatest North American trophy rooms ever seen, extra effort was
made to include some stunning European collections. Believe it or not, volume
3 includes the big-game collection at Sandringham Castle, the home of Queen
Elizabeth II! Also included are the complete Don Cox African and Asian collection
as displayed at his alma mater, and the trophy collections of Prince d'Arenberg,
Uberto d'Entreves, George and Edward Keller, Paul Roberts, Joe Bishop, Enrique
Zamacola, and James Clark, to name but a few. Whether it be castles, palaces,
mansions, or museums, the finest of the finest in trophy-room designs and collections—unequaled
anywhere—will be found in this book. As before, each trophy room is accompanied
by an informative text explaining the collection and giving you insights into
the hunters who went to such great efforts to create their trophy rooms. All
professionally photographed in the highest quality possible. Now out of print.
Fine in fine jacket. $85.00
T. IVORY -Amwell Press, 1981 Clinton, NJ, 1st edn, 304pp, illus,
ltd to 1000 signed, numbered, slipcased copies.- African Hunting Heritage Series
05- Tony Sanchez wrote this terrific work for the elephant hunters of this world.
He has been a professional hunter in Africa for over 40 years and is certainly
qualified to write on the subject. This is his first English language book,
now scarce. Fine copy, in fine slipcase. $425.00
T. AFRICAN COUNTRY SERIES -Safari Press Inc., 1991-1998 Long
Beach, 1st edn, 8 volumes, illus in color and b&w, each volume ltd to 1000
signed, numbered & slipcased copies.— A complete set of the AFRICAN COUNTRY
SERIES which contains some of the most noteworthy modern and old-time authors
ever assembled in one set of books on African big-game hunting. An incredible
lineup of authors includes: Akeley, Askins, Barrett, Blixen, Blunt, Boddington,
Burger, Duckworth, von Eckhardt, Hibben, Hurt, Hunter, Mellon, O'Connor, Ruark,
Rushby, Sanchez, Sutherland. These books cover hunting big-game in Africa from
north to south and east to west in a time span of over 170 years. Tony Sanchez-Arino
has carefully selected all the stories to give a complete view of hunting in
Africa, and each book is signed by Sanchez and limited to 1,000 numbered copies.
Each volume has elaborate gilt stamping on the covers, is slipcased, printed
on acid-free paper, Smyth sewn, bound in grade-A cloth, and features a ribbon
marker. Volumes include HUNTING IN TANZANIA, HUNTING IN ZIMBABWE, HUNTING IN
THE SUDAN, HUNTING IN BOTSWANA, HUNTING IN ETHIOPIA, HUNTING IN ZAMBIA and HUNTING
IN SOUTH AFRICA. The entire set in fine state virtually as issued! Ever since
TANZANIA, ZIMBABWE, BOTSWANA and now SUDAN have sold out it is near impossible
to complete a set! No signatures, book plates, or any other markings. $2,900.00
W.J. CARL RUNGIUS BIG GAME PAINTER—FIFTY YEARS WITH RIFLE AND CAMERA-The
Countryman Press., 1945 Hartford, limited to 1250 slipcased copies, 117pp, color
& b/w illus by Rungius, small folio, deckle-edged paper.— Carl Rungius,
of German ancestry, was one of America's all-time most beloved wildlife painter.
He traveled extensively in the North American game country. He accompanied Charles
Sheldon on his lengthy trip in the Yukon and later partly illustrated Sheldon's
book, WILDERNESS OF THE UPPER YUKON. He is better known for his paintings of
North American game than any other artist in recent history. His favorite animals
were moose, grizzly, caribou, and sheep. His illustrations are featured in many
books including some of the Boone & Crockett Club books. In recent years
his paintings have gained enormously in demand and brought record prices. Consequently
this book has also become much harder to find. Fine, with a slipcase that shows
wear as is usual. $850.00
C.G. WITH FLASHLIGHT AND RIFLE A Record of Hunting Adventures
and of Studies in Wildlife in Equatorial East Africa.-Hutchinson and Co., 1906
London, 1st edn, 2 vols, total of 782pp, photos.— Author was a German who
was one of the first to make decent live shots of animals as well as being a
hunter. His travels took him mostly to Kenya and Uganda. Very good set. $225.00
C.G. FLASHLIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE A Record of Hunting Adventures
and of Studies in Wild Life in Equatorial East Africa.-Doubleday, Page &
Company, 1906 New York, 782pp, profuse illus.— Schillings hunted in Tanzania
for the National German Natural History Museum. Lots of pictures in this thick
book. Very good, ex lib, priced to sell. $60.00
A) Another, good not X-lib, $60.00
C.G. IN WILDEST AFRICA -Hutchinson & Co., 1907 London,
2 vols, 1- 317pp & 318-716pp, over 300 photos.— After Theodore Roosevelt
had commented favorably on the author's first book WITH A FLASH LIGHT AND A
RIFLE the stage was set for US editions of the author's books. Originally published
in German the widely popular books were published both in the UK and the US
and well received. Author hunted for the National German museum for nearly every
species in East Africa. He hunted mostly in Tanzania which at that time belonged
to Germany and was a noted nature photographer as well who pioneered photography
with a flashlight. He tried to buy the world-record elephant tusks that were
at that time in Zanzibar (they are now in the British Museum in London). An
extensive book with lots of good pictures. Very good minus. $200.00
156- Sclater P.L.
& Thomas O. THE BOOK OF ANTELOPES -Taylor & Francis
for R.H. Porter, 1894-1900 London, 4 volumes, 1st editions, 220pp, 194pp, 245pp
& 242pp, 100 hand-colored lithographs after J.Wolf and J. Smit, 121 wood
engraved text illus. 9 by 11.25 inches.— Letterpress titles with wood-engraved
vignettes, with 100 hand-colored lithographed plates after the works of after
Joseph Wolf (51), J. Smit (32), Waterhouse Hawkins (2), J.G. Keulemans and H.
Leutemann (1 each) and 13 lithographs by unknown artists. In addition there
are 121 wood-engraved text illustrations, wood-engraved vignettes on title pages.
—- The most magnificent set of books on the antelope of the world, mainly African.
Thomas Sclater was the Secretary of the London Zoological Society and was well-known
for his knowledge of the larger species of hoofed mammals. This fabulous four-volume
set contains the most detailed study, both in color illustrations as well as
narrative, of the antelope of the world up to that date. The 100 color plates
alone are worth the price of the set. According to the original 1895 brochure
advertising this set only 400 copies were printed. The history of this work
is quite interesting: the majority of the plates were prepared prior to 1878
for Sir Victor Brooke (1843-1891) by J. Smit and Joseph Wolf for the former
proposed work on antelopes. This work was never published, and, after Brooke's
death in 1891, Brooke's son gave Sclater his father's manuscript notes and the
plates. The notes were discarded as unusable, but the plates were employed,
with new text by Sclater and Oldfield Thomas. A beautiful set bound in full
matching leather, 5 raised bands on the spine, gilt inner lines, dentelles,
end papers. Top edge gilt, all plates remarkably free of acidification, two
plates professionally remounted, a few page repairs to text pages in volume
157- Scrope W.
THE ART OF DEER-STALKING With Some Account Of The Nature And
Habits Of Red Deer, And A Short Description Of The Scotch Forests.-Edward Arnold,
1897 New York, 1st edition, 304pp, b&w illus.— Introduction by Sir Herbert
Maxwell. "Scrope was an excellent classical scholar, a keen sportsman,
and one of the ablest amateur artists of his time. He painted views in Scotland,
Italy, Sicily, and elsewhere, exhibiting occasionally at the Royal Academy,
and later at the British Institution, of which he was one of the most active
directors. He was frequently assisted in his work by William Simson, R.S.A.
[q.v.]. Throughout his life Scrope was a devotee of deer-stalking and salmon-fishing,
and he published two well-known books, 'The Art of Deerstalking,' 1838, and
'Days and Nights of Salmon-fishing in the Tweed,' 1843, both illustrated with
plates after Edwin and Charles Landseer, Wilkie, W. Simson, and others."
(DNB). Fine copy rebound in quality cloth with contrasting white label on spine.
158- Selous F.C.
SUNSHINE AND STORM IN RHODESIA Being a Narrative of Events
in Matabeleland both before and during the Recent Native Insurrection up to
the Date of the Disbandment of the Bulawayo Field Force.-Rowland Ward, 1896
London, 1st edn, 290pp, illus, fold-out map.— Selous was engaged by the empire
builder Cecil Rhodes to help the British South Africa Co. take over what is
now Zimbabwe so that Rhodes could acquire the mineral wealth of that nation.
However, King Lo Bengula, ruler of this area, had different ideas and resisted
the BSA company. Selous was engaged in various battles before Lo Bengula was
ultimately defeated. Later Selous was accused of helping the BSA company destroy
a nation but history has proven he behaved with honor and was used by Rhodes
without knowing the true situation regarding Rhodesia. Fantastic association
copy; with a letter from F.C. Selous laid in to Mrs. Stanley, wife of Henry
Stanley!!!! Top and bottom spine worn, otherwise about very good. $2,750.00
159- Selous F.C.
SPORT AND TRAVEL EAST AND WEST -Longmans, Green, and Co., 1901
London, 311pp, illus.— A month's sport in Asia Minor after pasang ibex, and
two trips to the Rocky Mountains for wapiti, deer and pronghorn. As with all
his other books, his writings are superb. In original bright cloth with sharp
gilt, with a small area on the spine were the surface layer of the cloth has
been scratched. $350.00
A) Another, bound in 3/4 leather, a lovely copy $325.00
160- Selous P.&
Bryden H. TRAVEL AND BIG GAME -Longmans, Green & Co., 1897
New York, 195pp, illus.— Percy Selous, said to be the cousin of F.C. Selous,
teams up with noted author H.A. Bryden to pursue grizzly, leopard, bighorn,
lion, rhino, buffalo, etc. Very good copy in original cloth. $300.00
Sir Henry MY SPORTING HOLIDAYS -Edward Arnold, 1904 London,
367pp, illus.— After big game in Wyoming in the late 1800s: wapiti, deer,
and bighorn sheep; also includes fishing and hunting in Scotland. With illustrations
by Edmund Caldwell. Very good minus copy with minor wear on head and foot of
spine, cloth rubbed, and discolored. $175.00
162- Sheldon C.
THE WILDERNESS OF THE NORTH PACIFIC COAST ISLANDS A hunters
experiences while searching for wapiti, bears, and caribou on the larger coast
islands of Br. Columbia and Alaska.-Scribners, 1912 New York, 1st edn, 246pp,
illus, frontis by Rungius.— Sheldon hunting the islands off the Alaska and
BC coast for elk, bear and caribou by a man who was a pioneer hunter. A first-class
North American hunting title without rival. Very good plus, period name card
of owner pasted on front free end paper. $250.00
A) Another, with wear top/bottom spine, good $125.00
163- Sheldon C.
THE WILDERNESS OF THE DENALI Explorations of a Hunter-Naturalist
in Northern Alaska-Scribners, 1930 New York, 1st edn, 412pp, illus, gilt moose
on cover.— The classic on Dall sheep, grizzly, caribou and moose. No finer
title available on the subject. Sheldon spent months in Alaska and the Yukon
hunting its game. Good copy, rebound with blind stamp, priced to sell. $225.00
164- Siggins A.J.
MANKILLERS I HAVE KNOWN -Trophy Room Books, 1992 Augora, CA,
312pp, illus, ltd to 750 numbered copies.— Author hunted in Central Africa,
Portuguese East Africa and Rhodesia and was fascinated with hunting man-eaters
& killers. Much on lion, rhino, hippo, and elephant. Author started hunting
in 1900 and did so for the next 25 years. Like new in jacket. $125.00
165- Singer D.
BIG GAME FIELDS OF AMERICA NORTH AND SOUTH -George H. Doran
Company, 1914 New York, 368pp, illus, color frontis.— Travels through North
and South America after jaguar, cougar, stone sheep, moose, and black bear.
A very good copy with a neatly rebacked spine. $175.00
166- Stanley H.M.
AMERICAN TESTIMONIAL BANQUET TO HENRY STANLEY In recognition of his
Heroic Achievements in the cause of Humanity, Science & Civilization.-No
Publisher Listed, 1890, May 30, London, 1st edn, original elaborately tooled
full polished brown calf, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt.— Very scarce
volume issued to those invited to the exclusive 1890 American Testimonial Banquet
honoring explorer Henry Stanley, with five vintage prints of Stanley and his
chief officers, each mounted on slate-blue paper and tipped to heavy gilt-edged
card stock. Perhaps no European is more closely connected with Africa than Stanley.
His final journey to Africa as head of the 1887 Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
was particularly exceptional in its enormous human cost, resulting in the death
of "over 500 people directly connected with the expedition" (New York
Times). Stanley and his officers "Jephson, Parke, Stairs" and Nelson
covered hundreds of miles and "marched in "grim conditions" with
a "steady trickle of thefts and desertions, interspersed with attacks by
tribesmen. Every day several men died of starvation" (Jeal, 342). Yet Stanley
still managed to compile important data on the Pygmies and discovered the Ruwenzori,
or "Mountains of the Moon." The perilous journey nearly cost Stanley
his life and ended sadly when Emin Pasha expressed anger at Stanley's interference,
ultimately refusing to leave Africa. This handsome program, issued to those
invited to an exclusive May 30, 1890 American Testimonial Banquet held in London
some time after Stanley's return, points to his signal importance as explorer,
adventurer and a hero of the Victorian era. With copies likely limited to the
400 or so people at the affair, this lavish volume contains five vintage prints—of
Stanley and his chief officers Stairs, Parke, Nelson and Jephson—all in
attendance. Each print, measuring 3-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, is mounted on pale
blue cards displaying captions, signature facsimiles and tipped to heavy gilt-edged
card stock. The elaborately tooled and embossed program also contains a list
of committee members and honorary stewards, including James Whistler, P.T. Barnum
and Bret Harte. Very good copy in original polished-brown leather binding, elaborately
blind stamped on front panel with crest and eagle. An item that virtually never
appears for sale. $3,000.00
167- Stewart Major
P.M. TALES OF TRAVEL AND SPORT -Thorton Butterworth Ltd, Keystone
Library., 1940 London, 319pp, illus.— More of Stewart's hunting, this time
in Canada, Zambia, and South America. Very good minus. $80.00
168- Stickney A.
THE TRANSVAAL OUTLOOK -Dodd, Mead & Co., 1900 New York,
139pp, several fold-out maps— On the Boer War, the supply of the British Army
during this conflict, the political situation between boers and British. Very
good plus, cloth and gilt bright. $125.00
169- Stigand C.H.
THE GAME OF BRITISH EAST AFRICA -Horace Cox, 1909 London, 1st
edn, 310pp, illus, original imitation skin crocodile cover.— Large size book
that Stigand wrote to guide the turn of the century sportsman to the game of
East Africa, and it is still a valid directory today. Many species of this area
included. As good a work on Africa as you can find. Very good copy, small dent
on lower front board, corners bent. Bright green original cloth, bright gilt
stamping and inner hinges sound. $800.00
170- Stigand C.H.
THE GAME OF BRITISH EAST AFRICA -Horace Cox, 1913 London, 2nd
edn, 310pp, illus, original imitation skin cover, photo inset.— Large-size
book that Stigand wrote to guide the turn of the century sportsman to the game
of East Africa. Also includes a section on the Congo and Eastern Uganda. Much
used a guide for East Africa by nimrods of about 90 years ago it contains many
interesting anecdotes and details on hunting in, and the game of the former
British Colonies of East Africa. Very good minus copy with some wear to cloth,
new end papers. $250.00
171- Stigand C.H.
THE LAND OF ZINJ Being an Account of British East Africa, its
Ancient History and Present Inhabitants.-Constable & Company, Ltd., 1913
London, 351pp, illus, pocket fold-out map in rear.— One of the scarcer Stigand
titles. This book is on East Africa, an area in which he spent so much time
while in the Dark Continent. Very good in original cloth $450.00
172- Stoneham C.T.
HUNTING WILD BEASTS WITH RIFLE AND CAMERA -T. Nelson &
Sons, Ltd, 1930 (nd, circa) New York, 219pp, illus, lion on cover.— One of
the scarcer books by the author of BIG STUFF. More big stuff in this book: lion,
rhino, buffalo, elephant, etc. Recommended book, possibly the best of all Stoneham's
African books. Very good minus. $125.00
173- Swank P. AFRICAN
ANTELOPE -Winchester Press, 1971 New York, 1st edn, 143pp, 34 color
portraits, slipcase, folio.— Foreword by Tony Dyer, illustrations by Peter
Skirka. An all-encompassing work on the African antelope. Illustrated in color
with a detailed text. One of the best books on Africa produced by the Winchester
Press. Fine with very good slipcase as issued. $200.00
A) Another, no slipcase. $125.00
174- Sykes E. &
Sykes P. THROUGH DESERTS AND OASES OF CENTRAL ASIA -Macmillan
and Co. Ltd., 1920 London, 1st edn, 340pp, b&w illustration, photos, maps— The journeys were from Tashkent to Khotan via Khokand, Kashgar and Yarkand
with lengthy detours from Kashgar. Miss Sykes, sister of Percy Sykes and co-author,
was the first woman to cross the dangerous passes to and from the Pamirs and,
apart from Mrs. Littledale, was the first European woman to visit Kashgar. Sir
Percy Sykes was acting Consul in Kashgar for nine months in 1915 whilst Sir
George Macartney was on leave. The first part of the book written by Ella, Percy's
sister, deals with their journey around Chinese Turkestan, crossing the Tien
Shan by the Terek Pass. The second part by Sir Percy describes the geography,
history, customs, etc of the people of Kashgar and the Pamirs. Solid, very good
copy. Inscribed and dated by author! $400.00
175- Taylor J.
BIG GAME AND BIG GAME RIFLES -Herbert Jenkins, 1958 London,
215pp, frontis.— A professional ivory hunter for over 25 years "Pondoro"
cites exciting incidents from his experience and those of other hunters to defend
his arguments about which rifle is the best to use on big game. Fine in jacket.
176- Taylor J.
AFRICAN RIFLES AND CARTRIDGES The Experiences and Opinions
of a Professional Ivory Hunter with some Thirty Years of Continuous Living in
the African Bush-who used all of the various Calibers and Most of the Suitable
Cartridges, and with them Killed the Many Species of Big Game found on the Continent
of Africa.-Thomas G. Samworth, 1952 Georgetown, 431pp, illus.— Standard on
the subject. $175.00
177- Taylor J.
PONDORO Last of the Ivory Hunters-Simon & Schuster, 1955
New York, 1st edn, 354pp, illus.— African hunting classic. Lots of elephant
and the other Big Five. The most popular of all Taylor's books. Pondoro means
lion in Chinyungwe. It was the name the natives gave to John Taylor when he
first began to hunt in Africa, on the lower Zambezi in the early part of the
twentieth century. For more than thirty years, Taylor was a professional hunter
(poacher), often out of touch with civilization for as long as three and four
years at a time: Taylor said that he did not learn of WWII until some of his
men brought back provisions wrapped in old newspapers—only then did he learn
of the rest of the world wracked by war! Find out what Taylor had to say about
the most dangerous animal, how to get downwind of your elephant, what makes
a man-eater and how to track it, how hippos navigate in water, when poisonous
snakes attack, where to aim when an animal is charging you, and why the zebras
are considered bad-mannered creatures. $70.00
A) another in jacket $85.00
178- Taylor J.
MANEATERS AND MARAUDERS -Frederick Muller Limited, 1959 London,
1st edn, 200pp, illus.— Taylor's last book and also his most sought after.
Fine account of the "maneaters and marauders" that Taylor met during
his career as an ivory hunter. This is the true first edition published in London
one year before the American edition, seldom seen for sale. Very good minus
copy with a stamp of a book store and the former owner's name in pen. $160.00
179- Tjader R.
THE BIG GAME OF AFRICA -D. Appleton & Co., 1910 New York,
364pp, illus.— Hunting in British East Africa for cape buffalo, lion, leopard,
rhino, elephant, and antelopes. $275.00
S. THE RIFLE Its Development for Big Game Hunting-The Military
Service Pub. Co., 1947 Harrisburg, 1st edn, 274pp, illus.— Much information
on famous early hunters in Asia and Africa. Especially important as it reveals
what guns and calibers the early pioneer hunters used. In the same class as
John Taylor's and Elmer Keith's books, but much scarcer. Contains a tremendous
bibliography. Very good copy, SIGNED & DATED by author. $300.00
181- Tuckey J.K.
NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE RIVER ZAIRE Usually
Called the Congo, in South Africa, in 1816, Under the Direction of Captain J.
K. Tuckey, R. N. to which is added, The Journal of Professor Smith; Some General
Observations of the Country and its Inhabitants; and an Appendix: Containing
the Natural History of that part of the kingdom of the Congo through which the
Zaire Flows.-Kirk & Mercein, 1818 New York, 410pp, 2 fold out maps and illustrations.— In 1816 Captain James Kingston Tuckey was appointed to command an exploratory
expedition to the river Zaire (Congo) and was outfitted with two vessels, the
specially designed Congo, and the store ship Dorothy. Tuckey reached as far
as the cataracts which barred the way to the interior. There ill health forced
him to turn back, and he died shortly thereafter of hepatitis and exhaustion.
In addition to Tuckey and Smith’s journals, the narrative includes a section
of general observations on the tribes, slave trade, a vocabulary of the Malemba
and Embomma languages, and observations on the natural history of the region.
Bound in green leather with French marbled paper boards, and gilt lettering
on spine. Very light foxing. $400.00
182- Tuckey J.K.
NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE RIVER ZAIRE Usually Called
the Congo, in South Africa in 1816-Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., 1967 London, 2nd
edn, 498pp, b&w illustrations and diagrams with fold-out frontis map.—
Tuckey was the first white man to explore this area, continuing where Mungo
Park left off. He was the first to report on the native, game, geography and
geology of these regions and is considered one of the most important African
explorers. Very good copy, some dents to front cover, very small stain rear
cover, corners very lightly bumped. $100.00
183- Tyacke Lieut-Colonel
R.H. IN QUEST OF GAME A Sportsman's manual for game shooting
in Kulu, Lahoul and Ladak to the Tso Morari Lake. With Notes on shooting in
Spiti, Bara Bagahal, Chamba and Kashmir and a Detailed description in More than
130 Nalas.-Thacker, Spink & Co., 1927 Calcutta, 202pp, 8 fold-out maps.— A handbook for the India bound sportsman, describing virtually all game found
in Northern India. VG copy but with a small hole in the spine of about 1/3 inch.
184- Tyler J. Rev.
FORTY YEARS AMONG THE ZULUS -Congregational Sunday School &
Publishing Society, 1801 Boston/Chicago, 300pp, b&w photos and illus.—
Account of 40 years as an American missionary working with the Zulu in Natal.
Good descriptions of Zulu social life & religious beliefs. Very good, rebacked
spine, corners worn. $200.00
185- Van Lund J.C.
JAPANESE MILITARY HANDGUNS AND HOLSTERS 1893-1945 -Blue &
Gray Press, 1972 Tennessee, 1st edn, 467pp, profuse b&w photos, limited
and numbered edition.— The purpose of this book is to aid collectors in the
identification of as many variations of Japanese handguns and holster as possible.
It is the most complete book on the subject and apparently was only ever printed
once. Book has no flaws, in near fine jacket and inscribed and dated by author.
186- Vettier Dr.
J. BIG GAME HUNTING IN ASIA AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE -Trophy Room
Books, 1993 Augora, CA, 1st edn, 385pp, illus, limited to 1000 signed copies.— Published first France several years ago, this book met with good success
in Europe. It was translated into English and with 10 additional chapters added.
Vettier has literally hunted around the world for the most exotic of animals—in
Africa he shot mountain Nyala, elephant, bongo, lion, giant eland, leopard,
buffalo and much more. Countries include: Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania,
Cameroon, and CAR. In Asia he shot most of the wild sheep outside of Iran as
well as an extraordinary 4 makhors. In the Americas he hunted for jaguar, Dall
sheep, brown bear, desert sheep, bighorn, polar bear, and Stone sheep. In Europe
he hunted stags, roe deer, Spanish ibex, boar, and mouflon. Written with much
philosophical thoughts and sometimes a sharp pen about fellow hunters. Interesting
reading, Includes 325 photos. Near fine copy. $250.00
187- Wallace H.F.
STALKS ABROAD Being some account of the sport obtained during a two
years' tour of the world-Longmans, Green & Co., 1908 London, 268pp, illus.— Mule deer, goat, and sheep in the Rockies, plus five chapters of East African
hunting: oryx, buffalo, steenbok, impala, rhino, waterbuck, bushbuck, hartebeest,
and elephant. Attractive book. $200.00
188- Wallace H.F.
THE BIG GAME OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN CHINA Being an account
of a journey from Shanghai to London overland across the Gobi desert.-John Murray,
1913 London, 1st edn, 318pp, illus, map.— Chapters include; "The Wild
Sheep of Western Kansu", "Hunting the Takin", "The White-Maned
Serow", "Wapiti of Kansu" and more. Appendices with field measurements.
Title has obviously become more sought after since China has opened to hunting.
Very good minus copy, spine slightly light, and only slightly, small label removed
from spine which left a spot. $300.00
189- Ward Rowland
RECORDS OF BIG GAME (8th Edition) with their Distribution,
Characteristics, Dimensions, Weights, and Horn & Tusk Measurements.-Rowland
Ward, Limited., 1922 London, 527pp, profuse illus.— In 1892 R.W. started his
famous series of record books containing all the game animals of the world.
The British Empire was at its zenith, and hundreds of sportsmen submitted measurements
of the most exotic animals. The books quickly became the "bible" for
hunters. Up to the 9th edition (1928), all animals of the world were covered.
After that, record keeping became too large to be manageable in one book, and
it was decided to concentrate on Africa alone. The first ten editions are, therefore,
the most desirable of the series, which is still going strong today. No sporting
book collection is complete without one or two of these early record books,
which will give the reader much reading pleasure and information. VG minus.
A) Another, VG, $275.00
190- Ward Rowland
ROWLAND WARD'S RECORDS OF BIG GAME XVITH EDN (AFRICA) -Rowland
Ward (Publications) Ltd., 1975 London, deluxe edn of 100 copies numbered and
signed, 537pp, illus.— Deluxe 16th edition of the series, bound in full blue
191- Ward Rowland
ROWLAND WARD'S RECORDS OF BIG GAME XVIIITH EDN (AFRICA) -Rowland
Ward (Publications) Ltd., 1981 London, 560pp, illus.— The 18th edition containing
African records only. Last of the record book series published in London, thereafter
it was published in Texas by Game Coin. Fine in fine jacket. $85.00
192- Ward Rowland
RECORDS OF BIG GAME XX (20th) EDITION, AFRICA AND ASIA. -Rowland
Ward/Game Coin, 1986 San Antonio, 626pp, color illus, large size, limited to
3000 numbered copies.— Devoted to Africa and Asia only. Thousands of entries
of record size animals dating as far back as the 1850s. Contains color illustrations
of most of the African and Asian species. Considered a "must have"
reference work for those interested in Africa and Asia and historical records.
Like new in a custom made slipcase, not part of the original issue. $125.00
A) Another, very good plus $100.00
193- Weaver P.
CHARLIE DYE One Helluva Western Painter-Petersen Prints, 1981
Los Angeles, 1st edn, 135pp, profuse illus in color, oblong folio, limited to
100 numbered copies bound in full leather, housed an exotic wooden slipcase
with a brand mark.— This book features more than fifty full-color reproductions
of Dye’s paintings, and a lively narrative highlighting his life and works.
Contributions by fellow artists Joe Beeler, Johnny Hampton, Bill Bender, Jim
Boren, and Jim Reynolds, add authenticity and insight into this fine western
artist. The paintings demonstrate Dye's individual vision. This very rare limited
edition was issued with a bronze according to the book although we doubt that
enough bronzes were made for all 100 books. In any case this book is without
a bronze. The only two copies we have ever seen in 25 some odd years of book
selling had signatures of Paul Weaver and Joe Beeler (who wrote the foreword)
on the limitation pages although no place for signatures is indicated. Fine,
signed by Weaver and Beeler with ORIGINAL wooden SLIPCASE, BOUND IN ORIGINAL
ISSUE FULL LEATHER and limited to ONLY 100 copies. $3,500.00
194- Weber W. WILDLIFE
IMPRESSIONS -Aves Publications Ltd., 1991 Isle of Man, 1st English
langauge edn, 136pp, color illus, limited to 360 numbered and signed copies,
small folio, bound in full gilt decorated leather, cloth covered slipcase.— Foreword by Ian Parker. This book by the German wildlife artist Wolfgang Weber
was issued in one extremely limited edition of 360 copies in the English language
in early 1990s. Magnificently produced using the best paper, leather and printing
the book has all edges gilt, and is of small folio size. Weber is an impressionist
and he depicts the large game of Asia, North America and Africa in full color
with magnificent verve and style. Some of the paintings in his book can be seen
on www.iwldlifeartist.de where he also displays his bronzes and other art works.
This book, was originally issued at around 1100 Euro. Both slipcase and book
are in like new condition. $1,000.00
195- Wellby M.S.
'TWIXT SIRDAR & MENELIK An Account of a Year's Expedition
From Zeila to Cairo Through Unknown Abyssinia-Harper Brothers, 1901 New York,
408pp, frontis, illus, map.— Important book on this region, especially since
the majority of African books seem to concentrate on East & South Africa.
Slight wear top of spine, 2 inch split along outer hinge. $125.00
A) Another, spotted spine, good plus, $100.00
B) Another, very good in all aspects, $275.00
196- White A.C.
CALL OF THE BUSHVELD -A.C. White P. & P Co. Ltd., 1948
(nd, circa), Bloemfontein, 267pp, illus.— Scarce item on South African hunting.
Interesting pictures and how-to stalking diagrams. Most game animals of southern
Africa covered. Line dawings by Astley Maberly. $125.00
J. EAST AFRICA AND ITS BIG GAME The Narrative of a Sporting
Trip from Zanzibar to the Borders of the Masai.-Briar Patch Press, 1990 Camden,
SC, 312pp, illus, leatherbound.— Well produced book on the big-game of East
Africa. Author landed in Zanzibar and took an extensive trip in to the interior
to Masai land. One of the earliest Englishman to enter Tanzania and write about
its hunting. Nice illustrations and binding. Fine. $125.00
198- Wylde A.B.
'83 TO '87 IN THE SOUDAN With An Account Of Sir William Hewett's
Mission to King John Of Abyssinia-Remington & Co. Publishers, 1888 London,
2nd edn, 2 vol 347pp & 314pp, fold-out map.— Wylde lived in Suakin, the
Sudan, during the early years of the Mahdist Revolt. There a certain Muhammad
Ahmad who started calling himself "Mahdi", i.e. "he who is guided
in the right way" proclaimed a Jihad, a Holy War, against the hated Egyptians.
His dervish army was successful. In spite of antiquated weapons and obsolete
tactics the fanatic and religious devotion paid off. The Egyptian garrisons
were forced to surrender and were captured one after another. Their religion
was radical Islamic fundamentalism that now is such a concern world-wide. Very
good, front hinge weak one volume, some dust soiling. $450.00
199- Zumbo J. PORTRAITS
OF ELK HUNTING Scenes and Essays of Elk and Hunters from the West-Safari
Press Inc., 2000 Long Beach, 222pp, profuse color illus.— The Last of Old
Africa chronicles Nicholson’s career during the heyday of the East African
safari. It tells of his years growing up on a farm in Kenya in pre-WW II days
and the exciting characters he met there as a youth: John Zumbo states in his
introduction, "It was almost dark when the bull elk stepped out onto the
highway . . . I was captivated by his size and presence. I'd never been that
close to a mature bull. I was in Yellowstone National Park but, unfortunately,
had no camera with me . . . at that moment I resolved to become a serious photographer
of elk as well as a hunter. . . . That was in the early 1970s, and I've since
worn out those first cameras. They've been put to hard use, not in places like
Yellowstone but on hundreds of elk hunts in every western state." See and
read about the wonders and the hardships of the elk hunt through vivid photographs
and text. The country itself is awesome—huge, heavily timbered, steep, moody—and
romantic with its sagebrush flats in the high deserts and alpine country at
tree line. Zumbo has captured in photos as well as in words the essence, charisma,
and wonderful components of elk hunting: back-country wilderness camps, sweaty
guides, happy hunters, favorite companions, elk woods, and, of course, the majestic
elk. Join Zumbo in the uniqueness of the pursuit of the magnificent and noble
elk. Like new. $50.00
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