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(ROOSEVELT, Theodore.) STIGAND, Chauncey Hugh.

Hunting the Elephant in Africa and Other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings....

With an Introduction by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York The Macmillan Company, 1913

Stock Code: 119287

£850
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First US edition of this "preeminent elephant hunting title" (Czech), a lovely copy, from the collection of American polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth (1880-1951), leader of the first trans-Arctic and trans-Antarctic aerial crossings, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Stigand (1877-1919) was commissioned into the Royal West Kent Regiment in 1899, serving in Burma and Somaliland before travelling to British East Africa with the King's African Rifles in 1901. He joined the Egyptian Army in 1910 and was given control of the Lado Enclave on the Upper White Nile, later serving as governor of the entire Upper Nile province from 1917 to 1918. In 1919 he was appointed governor of Mongalla, modern-day South Sudan, and was killed on patrol the same yearduring the Aliab Dinka uprising. He published a number of hunting books, the present title describing his activities in British East Africa, North Eastern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, and Lado, and includes chapters on rhinoceros, buffalo and lion in addition to elephant. This edition appeared in the same year as the first, UK edition.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and double-ruled in gilt, boards double-ruled in blind with block of a gazelle skull gilt to front.

Illustrations

Half-tone photographic frontispiece, 15 similar plates, folding table.

Condition

Bookplate of Lincoln Ellsworth to front pastedown. Headcaps and tips very lightly rubbed. A superb copy, partly unopened.

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