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Big Game Trophy Collection of Tillman Cavert Jr. (1916-2013) Jacksonville Florida [cover title]
Jacksonville, Florida, 1980. 145 game specimens are described, with hundreds of mounted colour photographs and extensive typed descriptive text. 2 vols. 4to 8 1/2 x 11 inches (28 x 21 cm). Likely produced with the intention of publication (or perhaps published in a very small edition in this form, though we find no records of it on institutional databases), this is an extraordinary array of game trophies. From his obituary: "Mr. Cavert would say that his highest achievement was his beloved family, but a close second to that was his classification and reputation as one of the world's most respected and decorated game hunters. He made his first big game hunt to Botswana, Africa, in 1969, and since then made more than 100 big game hunts across six continents. He hunted Africa 14 times. He took more than 500 big game trophies, more than 125 of which are classified World Class and are in the World Record books. His collection includes the Big Five of Africa (elephant, lion, cape buffalo, leopard and black rhino), all record class; the Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep, all record class; Grand Slam of Dangerous Game of Africa; a number of species of Asian sheep and ibex; World Record mouflon sheep from behind the former Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia, and most all the species of Eastern Europe. Mr. Cavert founded the local chapter of Safari Club International and was recognized by SCI with numerous awards, including the prestigious Grand Slam Award and the Lifetime Hunting Achievement Award." Black leather three-ring binders with title stamped in gilt on upper covers. Fine … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
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