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BEAUFORT, THE EARL OF (AND OTHERS)
The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. Hunting
(London, Longmans, Green, and Co, 1906). . 8vo; original pictorial cloth; pp. xii + 391 (+ adverts.); line drawings in text. Ex-library copy with label on front pastedown and code on spine; some hand-stamps and codes inside; scattered moderate foxing. Good condition. "The animal chosen as an example of what a hound should be is the Badminton Potentate . As a contrast to him the picture of a bad hound is given, his defects being purposely emphasised in order that they may at once strike the observer. Such a nightmare of a hound is not to be discovered in any hunting field, but by a course of injudicious breeding he might conceivably be produced. From head to stern he is all that a hound should not be. His shapeless head is joined by a thick neck to a shockingly clumsy pair of shoulders, which have no liberty of action about them. His legs are weak and crooked; he has the reverse of those 'round cat feet' which Somerville properly desires. He is flat-sided and slack in the loins; his stern is badly put on in the wrong place, and there is a total lack of muscle in his lean and long-drawn thighs.".
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N° du livre: 1542
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: Hunt. Fox . Hounds. Riding. Horsemanship. . Sport

 
BULL, BARTLE
Safari. A Chronicle of Adventure
(London: Penguin Books, 1992) 0140168850. . 270 x 214 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 383, incl. index; profusely illustrated with contemporary photographs and artwork, including some colour; some modern photographs in colour; maps. Near-fine condition. "In this magnificent book, Bartle Bull charts the history of the African safari from the first great expedition of 1836, as Cornwallis Harris crossed the Transvaal with an ox-wagon, to the guides of today, carrying on their tradition in the swamps of Tanzania and the forests of Ethiopia. Capturing the timeless beauty and excitement of the African bush, Bull tells of the men and women who made this land their home, among them Frederick Courtenay Selous, Beryl Markham, Isak Dinesen and Bror Blixen, of the clients like Theodore Roosevelt and the Prince of Wales, of the magnificent animals they stalked and of the Africans who made their expeditions possible. An active environmentalist, Bartle Bull examines the ethics of hunting and the apparent dilemma of the hunter-conservationist. Against a rich background of tribal and colonial history, he documents developments in weapons and transport, in literature and film, in game control and conservation, and conveys the attraction that has never changed: the magical freedom and thrill of the African bush.".
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N° du livre: 10651
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | CHF 24]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: Wildlife. Famous Hunters.

 
BULPIN, T. V.
The Hunter Is Death
(Johannesburg: Thomas Nelson, 1962). . Illustrated by C. T. Astley Maberly. 8vo; original grey boards; no dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. viii + 348; line drawings in text. Hinges a little tender; light browning. Good to very good condition. (Czech, 2011, p. 44) "This book is without doubt the most remarkable true account ever written of adventure in Africa. From its start in 1921 in a Salvation Army soup kitchen in Durban until its climax in Tanganyika in 1946, the reader is transported into a world of tumultuous and bizarre events. Here, for the first time, are the authentic details of an animalism, a lycanthropy and black magic almost beyond belief - the hyena cult of the Mbugwe people, the fearsome lion-men of the Singida district, and the twenty-two man-eaters of the Njombe district who killed and ate well over one thousand known human beings before nemesis brought them one by one to their deaths in the solitude of the bush. Here also are the great characters of the twilight of adventure in Africa; Jim Sutherland, prince of elephant hunters; Bill Cumming and his companions of the Lupa Gold Rush; and George Rushby whose story this is, the young man who went to South Africa in search of a new life and all the curious and violent things that befell him until, as a game ranger of Tanganyika, he faced and defeated the dread man-eaters of the Njombe district.".
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N° du livre: 11108
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . . Nyasaland. Northern Rhodesia. . Eaters. . . . . Conservation.

 
BULPIN, T. V.
The Ivory Trail
(Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1981) 0949956198. . 12mo; original pictorial boards; pp. (iv) +235; Astley Maberly line drawings in text. Pages a little browned; some foxing. Very good condition. "The uproarious story of Bvekenya, the greatest of all poachers, and his wild companions who followed the ivory trail, does for Rhodesia, Moçambique and the northern areas of the N.E. Transvaal what Jock of the Bushveld has done for the men of the Lourenço Marques road. Bvekenya (S. C. Barnard to give him his real name) is almost a legend in the wilderness and on the great Limpopo river. Here he relives the strange adventures of ivory poaching, blackbirding and outlawry, which made him one of the most colourful of all personalities in Africa. We read of the hunts, fights, escapades and adventures of a man who was an outlaw for twenty years, an adventurer of the wilds who defied the police of three countries and fought a one-man war with complete success against all control and authority. The story of the king of the ivory poachers, as told by himself to T. V. Bulpin.".
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N° du livre: 10801
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . Luvuvhu. . . Cecil . . Crooks Corner. Kruger National Park.

 
BULPIN, T. V.
The Ivory Trail
(Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1973). . 8vo; original pictorial boards; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (viii) +235; frontis. portrait and colour plates; Astley Maberly line drawings in text; loosely inserted magazine article on the life of the account's protagonist and the famous elephant Dhlulamithi. Dustwrapper edgeworn and scuffed, particularly to lower panel, with earlier owner's tape repairs to reverse of spine panel; sporadic foxing. Good condition. "The uproarious story of Bvekenya, the greatest of all poachers, and his wild companions who followed the ivory trail, does for Rhodesia, Moçambique and the northern areas of the N.E. Transvaal what Jock of the Bushveld has done for the men of the Lourenço Marques road. Bvekenya (S. C. Barnard to give him his real name) is almost a legend in the wilderness and on the great Limpopo river. Here he relives the strange adventures of ivory poaching, blackbirding and outlawry, which made him one of the most colourful of all personalities in Africa. We read of the hunts, fights, escapades and adventures of a man who was an outlaw for twenty years, an adventurer of the wilds who defied the police of three countries and fought a one-man war with complete success against all control and authority. The story of the king of the ivory poachers, as told by himself to T. V. Bulpin.".
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N° du livre: 7186
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . Luvuvhu. . . Cecil . . Crooks Corner. Kruger National Park.

 
CHAMBERLAIN, GEORGE AGNEW
African Hunting Among the Thongas
(New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923). . 8vo; olive-green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, with pictorial onlay to upper cover; endpaper map; Hosken bookplate to front free endpaper verso; pp. (xiv) + xi + (i) + 286 + publisher's catalogue; plates with captioned tissue guards. Backstrip a little frayed at tail, with title gilt dulled; corners slightly turned, and cloth a touch rubbed; discreet archival tape reinforcing to gutter between front endpaper and flyleaf; short, closed tear to top edge of front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. (Hosken, p. 45; Czech, p. 59; Tenri Africana 2284) "A novelist, Chamberlain travelled to Portuguese East Africa where he hunted eland, kudu, wildebeest, bushbuck and lion with two chapters on hunting elephant in the region between Panda and the Limpopo River. He admits to thoughts of murdering his gun bearer when the native spoiled a shot at a trophy nyala." - Czech: Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999.
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N° du livre: 11271
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 83 | CHF 89.5]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: Mozambique. Shangaans. Tsongas. Hunters. First Editions

 
CLAPHAM, RICHARD
Sport on Fell, Beck, & Tarn
(London, Heath Cranton Limited, 1924). . Original cloth a little marked, pp. 164, frontispiece, plates. Armorial book-plate on the front pastedown, foxing..
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N° du livre: 2554
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | CHF 14.5]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . Fishing. Field Sports.

 
FINAUGHTY, WILLIAM
The Recollections of William Finaughty, Elephant Hunter 1864-1875
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991) 031205503X. . A volume in the 'Peter Capstick Adventure Library', the series editor of which is Peter Hathaway Capstick. 8vo; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 242. Text facsimile of the Harrison printing of 1916, which was limited to 250 copies. A little light spotting to edges; dustwrapper flaps and reverse lightly tanned. Very good condition. 'Taken from the years well before and during the Anglo-Boer War, one of the great, early ivory hunters told his adventures to a friend who owned the pioneer paper The Rhodesian Journal. Adventurer, rogue, and hunter extraordinaire, William Finaughty survived the death that awaited many early elephant hunters, bagging over five hundred tuskers in five years, as well as living through the intrigues with which the early South Africa was fraught. "Bill" Finaughty even shot five elephants with four bullets, a feat that is typical of this book. That he hunted entirely with a muzzle-loading rifle adds a great deal of zest to this classic tale of which only 250 copies were printed, and less than half survive today.'.
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N° du livre: 10281
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . Rhodesia. Zimbabwe. Zambia

 
FINAUGHTY, WILLIAM
The Recollections of William Finaughty, Elephant Hunter 1864-1875
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991) 031205503X. . A volume in the 'Peter Capstick Adventure Library', the series editor of which is Peter Hathaway Capstick. 8vo; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 242. Text facsimile of the Harrison printing of 1916, which was limited to 250 copies. A little light spotting to endpapers, edges and outermost leaves. Very good condition. 'Taken from the years well before and during the Anglo-Boer War, one of the great, early ivory hunters told his adventures to a friend who owned the pioneer paper The Rhodesian Journal. Adventurer, rogue, and hunter extraordinaire, William Finaughty survived the death that awaited many early elephant hunters, bagging over five hundred tuskers in five years, as well as living through the intrigues with which the early South Africa was fraught. "Bill" Finaughty even shot five elephants with four bullets, a feat that is typical of this book. That he hunted entirely with a muzzle-loading rifle adds a great deal of zest to this classic tale of which only 250 copies were printed, and less than half survive today.'.
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N° du livre: 6457
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . Rhodesia. Zimbabwe. Zambia

 
FORAN, W. ROBERT
Kill or Be Killed: The Rambling Reminiscensces of an Amateur Hunter
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988) 0312022271. . A volume in the 'Peter Capstick Adventure Library', the series editor of which is Peter Hathaway Capstick. 8vo; original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 320, incl. index; photographs. Spine very slightly cocked; suggestion of foxing to top edge. Very good condition. 'Major W. Robert Foran once killed a lion while "garbed in dinner clothes and patent leather shoes" in the days when it was still possible to meet simba in the streets of Nairobi. He hunted the big five of dangerous game, experiencing many close shaves in the process. Buckley served in the Boer war, and in the British East Africa Police, a paramilitary group that blazed a rough trail through Kenya's early days. He survived injury and disease, and covered Theodore Roosevelt's famous safari for the Associated Press. His vigorous book is an extremely rare and pungent look at a side of wildest Africa that no longer exists.'.
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N° du livre: 10276
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . .

 
LORD WALSINGHAM AND SIR RALPH PAYNE-GALLWEY
The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. Shooting. Moor and Marsh
(London, Longmans, Green, and Co, 1909). . 8vo; original pictorial cloth; pp. xiv + 358 + adverts.; plates, line drawings (incl. some by Whymper); tables. Ex-library copy with label on front pastedown and code on spine; light wear to cloth; some hand-stamps and codes inside; scattered light foxing. Good to very good condition. "Invigorating mountain air and wild scenery impart a special charm to grouse shooting. To see good dogs working over a wide range of heather, carefully quartering the likely ground and backing each other with stiffened limbs and tails at each steady point, is delightful to a sportsman, the more so as the use of dogs in the pursuit of partridges is more and more rare. Good lungs, good muscle, good nerve, and good sight are all more or less essential to any large measure of success.".
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N° du livre: 1385
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: Game. Gamebirds. Wildfowl. . Gun . Ducks. Geese. Punting. Snipe. . Woodcock. Deer. Countryside. Guns. . Sport.

 
GILLMORE, PARKER
The Great Thirst Land: A Ride Through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert
(London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1878]). . 8vo; red half calf, and marbled boards; lettered in gilt on spine; pp. xviii + 466. Ex-library copy, with code to tail of spine, pocket to front pastedown, and stamps to front endpaper and elsewhere in prelims, code to title page verso; cover very worn; joints splitting; lacking frontis.; some fox spots; scattered soiling; several leaves have worked loose, but all are present; archival tape strengthening to hinges. Reading copy. (Mendelssohn I, p. 601; Czech, p. 106) "This was reprinted by Cassell, 1881, under the title The Land of the Boer. Gillmore, who often wrote under the pen name 'Ubique', traveled with a partner on a shooting expedition from Cape Town to the west coast of South Africa. After his partner's illness and departure, he went on alone with varying degrees of success. There are hunts after lions, elephants and leopard, with additional sport after various antelope species. On his return trip, he was robbed, and barely made it back to civilization." - Czech: An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999.
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N° du livre: 10833
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | CHF 21]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: Exploration. . First Editions

 
HODSON, ARNOLD W.
Trekking the Great Thirst. Travel and Sport in the Kalahari Desert
(Johannesburg: Africana Book Society, 1977) 0949973254. . Text facsimile of the 1912 Unwin first edition, with a new introduction by Professor R. S. Roberts. 8vo; light brown rexine, with silver gilt lettering to spine; upper cover with silver gilt lettering, hunter and oryx device; tinted top edge; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 359, incl. index; colour frontis. with tissue-guard; plates; four folding maps, including large folding map at end. (Czech, pp. 76-7 [1st edition]) Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn, and sunned on spine panel; earlier owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Very good to near-fine condition. "Trekking the Great Thirst was first published in book form in 1912 (the edition now being reprinted) much of it having originated as contemporary articles written for sporting and other popular magazines. It deals mainly with the journeys and hunting expeditions of the author in the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana) in the years 1904-1910. His duties as policeman and magistrate took him into the most remote parts of the territory, one of his missions being to the Damaraland frontier at the time of the Herero and Nama Wars in German South-West Africa. He was also much involved in trying to reconcile conflicts between tribal chiefs. His several political missions, on which his narrative turns, cover a most important period in the history of Botswana, and his account gives an informative picture of the character of the people, their mode of living, and the harshness of the waterless regions with their great trackless distances.".
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N° du livre: 7762
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | CHF 30]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . . . Kgalagadi. . Bamangwato.

 
KEITH, ELMER
Shotguns by Keith; a National Rifle Association Library Book
(New York, Stackpole & Heck, 1950). . Original red cloth, very slightly marked, spine slightly faded, pp. (x) + 307, text-illustrations. Endpapers and edges slightly foxed..
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N° du livre: 2793
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . Firearms. Guns.

 
KITTENBERGER, KALMAN
Big Game Hunting and Collecting in East Africa, 1903-1926
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989) 0312032943. . A volume in the 'Peter Capstick Adventure Library', the series editor of which is Peter Hathaway Capstick. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + xix + (iii) + 348; photographs; map. Trace of spotting to top edge. Near fine condition. "Kalman Kittenberger was a humorous, intrepid Hungarian hunter-collector. When he was mauled by a lion, this great African character proved his courage, and wit, by calmly amputating his own mauled finger and shipping it home in preservative, along with his other specimens. The nobleman's book is one of the most heart-stopping, charming, and funny accounts of adventure in the Kenya Colony ever penned - a diamond of reality in a field full of sensationalist writing.".
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N° du livre: 10277
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Hunting
Mots-clés: . . .

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