Amwell Press. 1988 Clinton, NJ, 1st edn, 314pp, illus, ltd to 1000 signed, numbered, slipcased copies. Fine copy in fine slipcase. Item #001140
The African safaris in this book cover a span of twenty-five years from 1950 to 1975, considered by many to be the golden age of big-game hunting on the African continent. Throughout the years Gates went on many exploratory safaris into little known areas with professional hunter J.B. Blacklaws. This is the story of one man's adventure in an unparalleled paradise of wildlife--not only the Big Five (lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, rhino, elephant), but also all the antelopes and gazelles. Gates was an excellent writer and his stories rank among the best of the post WWII era. This first edition sold out in less than a year.