Amwell Press. 1981 Clinton, NJ, 1st edn, 312pp, slipcased, ltd to 1000 copies signed by Tony Dyer. Fine in fine slipcase. Item #001107
The Lado Enclave always was a wild, lawless area but became even more so after the death of King Leopold of Belgium in 1909. Because of a strange agreement between the British and Belgian colonial authorities, this remote corner of Africa was for a time actually a no-man’s land without law or rules. Adventurers, ivory hunters, fortune seekers, and others flocked to the Lado Enclave to take advantage of the ivory and the lack of authority. Despite the notoriety of the area, only very few people who witnessed the greatest elephant-hunting saga of all time actually wrote about it. Quite likely it was because few did much to be proud of, fewer still made any money at it, and quite a few did not return alive. Robert Foran was an exception. He not only survived the Lado, but he actually thrived. Foran wrote this book of his experiences around 1920, but it was published only in 1981 in one limited edition. This reprint describes all of his daring deeds as well as stories about his fellow poachers.