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MUIRHEAD, James Thorburn. Ivory Poaching and Cannibals in Africa.
London : 1933First edition, surprisingly uncommon. "Muirhead earned a living poaching elephant particularly in the Belgian Congo and in Portuguese East Africa. His encounters with big game are numerous, and his writing style is quite lively. Besides big tuskers, he also relates his adventures with lion and buffalo. As he notes,' An elephant-poacher leads a hard... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 126963
MARKHAM, Gervase. Cheape and Good Husbandry
London : 1616Second edition, first published in 1614. Gervase Markham (1568-1637) wrote extensively in the fields of literature, horsemanship, and country pursuits. The present work offers a guide to the raising and breeding of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, poultry, hawks, bees and fish. It proved one of the seventeenth century's most popular guides... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 129221
SCHWEINFURTH, Georg. The Heart of Africa.
London : 1873First edition, published in German at Leipzig the following year, as Im Herzen von Afrika. Schweinfurth's important narrative of his expedition to the western tributaries of the Upper Nile is "a most valuable accumulation of geographical and ethnographic data for regions never before visited by Europeans", including extensive notes on the flora... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 126037
BAINES, Thomas. The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa.
London : 1877First edition. Baines (1820-1875) was one of the pioneers of European exploration in the lands forming modern Zimbabwe, where he led an expedition in the 1860s to secure concessions for a gold-mining company from King Lobengula. Although the company in question failed to take advantage of the terms Baines extracted, this posthumously-edited account... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 119268
BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN. British Sports and Sportsmen. Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits.
London : Limited edition; number 322 of 1,000 copies. A very handsome copy: "When outlining the plan of this volume on Breeding and Agriculture, the Publisher's recognised that the subjects in question, in themselves, were the basis of out very existence, and that an exposition commensurate with the importance of the theme would prove to be a responsible and... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 86979
WARD, Rowland. A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy.
London : 1913First edition, first impression. Rowland Ward was the Michelangelo of Victorian taxidermy, that most Victorian of art-forms. An innovator who developed many techniques still used today, basing his work on painstaking observation he brought the techniques of naturalistic display to their high point. He was a friend of many of the greatest sportsmen of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132698
RONALDSHAY, Lawrence Dundas, Earl of. Sport and Politics under an Eastern Sky.
Edinburgh : 1902First edition. "Ronaldshay, the future Governor of Bengal and Secretary of State for India, arrived in India in 1899 with travel and sport on his mind." In the first half of the book he travels around Sind, Kashmir and the Himalayas, "enjoying considerable sport... In the second half of this work, Ronaldshay examines the strategic value of the region... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127439
HEPBURN, A. Barton. The Story of an Outing.
New York and London : 1913First edition. "Hunting in open country near Mt. Kenia, the author bagged a large variety of plains game including lesser kudu, gazelle, impala, wildebeest, and eland, as well as lion and buffalo. Perhaps the most exciting passage in this little volume is taken from a letter written by Hepburn's companion, H. Lloyd Folsom, detailing the dangers of a... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 102006