A good hbk copy with spotting to page edges, in good d/w with scuffed extremities. 8vo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII EL BOGOI TO MOMBASA A mountain excursion--A troublesome lion--My gun-bearer's tragic end--Threehorned giraffe--Grevy's zebra--Varieties of oryx--Suggestion for British Museum--Equatorial elephants: their size, tusks, and peculiarity--Dimensions of rhinoceros and zebra--Ndorobo conception of the Deity--A native's expectation--Description of country--Parting with Ndorobos--Skittish pack-animals-- A compulsory action--Ikutha--Wakamba raiders--Wasanya hunting weapons --A long march--Entering Mombasa--A picturesque procession--Payment of carriers--Valedictory retrospect. I HAVE not much more that can interest to relate of this journey. My hand had gradually healed; so that, though the fingers were still stiff and interfered somewhat with my command of the trigger, I could shoot once more, if not quite up to my previous form. The return of the mail men made it possible, now that the lions were disposed of, for me to make another excursion, to fill up the interval before the return of the caravan from Ukambani should allow of our making a final start for the coast. The second visit which I now made to the western side of the Lorogis, the main purpose of which was to procure some specimens, with the chance also of obtaining a little more ivory, was even more fruitless than the former one, and need not be further alluded to were it not for a calamity which overtook us there, in the loss of my gun-bearer Squareface. Baithai, with another Ndorobo, accompanied me. He unfortunately took us somewhat out of our way on the second morning, after sleeping in the mountain forest on the summit of the range; so that we did not reach the stream on which I meant to camp, in the open just outside the forest, till noon. My intention was to make a strong "boma" rou...
Titel: Elephant Hunting In East Equatorial Africa
Verlag: Books of Zimbabwe
Buchbeschreibung Bulawayo Books of Zimbabwe, 1982. 455 Seiten, Hardcover, Faksimile Reprint von der Originalausgabe von 1898, mit einigen Abbildungen in Farbe und Schwarzweiß, original Leineinband, dieser mit Goldprägung auf Cover und Buchrücken, in original Schutzumschlag, dieser berieben und leicht bestoßen, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand, ex libris. Artikel-Nr. 02247