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The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter, Walter D. M. Bell
Author Name:    Walter D. M. Bell

Title:   The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:   Suffolk, U. K. Neville Spearman 1981

ISBN Number:   0854350632 / 9780854350636

Seller ID:   12365

Neville Spearman, U. K. 1981 edition, same ISBN. HC/DJ - near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean, with a little edge corner bumping. Pages are all intact and clean other than minor soiling outer edge of pages and very small address stamp from previous owner inside both covers. Light age tanning to interior. Dustjacket is in a brodart sleeve with paper liner. Protective sleeve has some scuffing/light scratches, however jacket underneath is in great condition, with light age tanning, and one or two tiny edge tears, front flap is price clipped. B/w illustrations. The greatest of all elephant books by the greatest of all elephant hunters, Karamojo Bell. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; From a Reviewer: "Classic Africana ....... This being the first of Bell's three books it was also my first title on the subject of elephant hunting. A testament to it's quality would be that even today, twenty years after the purchase and roughly eighty years after it was written, I often revisit these pages. The chapters on hunting rifle, shooting angles, adventures in Uganda and previously undiscovered country in western and central Africa are classic Africana. I am not alone in my fascination as Walter Bell continues to be among the most recognizable names in big game hunting today a full one hundred years after his first safari. His accomplishments with the rifle continue to be the standard by which all others are compared. Considering the number of sportsman who visit the continent, this is quite an accomplishment. Unlike Karamojo Safari and Bell of Africa, this book is strictly a collection of articles that were written for a local outdoor magazine in Scotland. In them, Bell describes the equipment, hunting techniques and shooting angles he used to become the most successful elephant hunter of the era. Even though these chapters address a vast range of topics Bell never drifts far from the pure hunting experience he strives to describe. He lived the life of an elephant hunter during that brief point in history when it was still a feasible profession to take up. The sensations associated with leading a heavily ivory laden safari out of the deepest jungles of Africa must have been truly magnificent. Fortunate we are that Bell took the time to put down his rifles and pick up his pen..." (730-0514)

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