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BLUNT, David Enderby.


With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale.

Published: London: Printed and Published by "East Africa", 1933

Stock code: 98428

Price: £450

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First UK edition, first impression; an edition was published in the US in the same year by Houghton Mifflin. Possibly a presentation copy, inscribed in pencil on the front free endpaper: “Vanessa from David 1933”. “A classic of African elephant hunting… Blunt was an elephant control officer in Tanganyika, hunting primarily in the Lindi Province. He details the natural history and biology of the elephant, relates his experiences as a cultivation officer and provides an excellent chapter on past and present elephant hunters” (Czech). Ernest Hemingway owned a copy, see Miriam B. Mandel (ed.), Hemingway in Africa, p.48.

Octavo. Original dark grey-green cloth patterned in emulation of elephant hide, gilt lettered spine, large elephant head motif on front cover. Frontispiece and 13 plates from photographs. Spine dulled, a few marks to back cover. A very good copy.

Bibliography: Czech, Big Game, p. 19.

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