Hurst & Blackett. 1873 London, 1st edn, 386pp, 14pp adv in back, frontis and 3 drawings. Very good, original red cloth, rebacked, front board slightly scuffed. This title is very difficult to find, and even more difficult in original cloth. Item #000093
Perhaps one of the best hunting titles ever published; very few printed and John Charles Andersson's rarest book. Sometimes books have a title that is much better than their content but in this case the book is truly totally devoted to lions and elephants and very much less is said about natives, travel and other non-hunting items. Czech says "Andersson provides lengthy information on the lion culled from his own experiences and from such note worthies as Gordon-Cumming, Oswell, Harris, Gérard and others. In the second half of this work, he provides similar treatment of the elephant, again relying on his own experiences as well as Baker, Gordon-Cumming, Moodie and others. He concludes with an interesting chapter on fatal encounters with elephants and the dangers of the hunt." A must have for the Africana collector and a real prize. We virtually never get a chance to list this book as it is always sold before we can catalog it.