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IN WILDEST AFRICA
London Hutchinson & Co. 1907 - 2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with over three-hundred photographic studies direct from the author's negatives, taken by day and night; and other illustrations. 8vo, in the original brick-red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, the upper covers with portraits of elephants stamped in black and white. xiv, 317; viii, 716 A bright, clean and handsome copy. Interior pages are exceptionally clean and bright, the bindings with just a bit of age evidence, one hinge a bit tender SCARCE WORK BY AN EARLY ANIMAL PROTECTIONIST AND pioneer of nature conservation and animal photography as well as night photography. Schillings was one of the first sportsmen of repute "to stand up before a snobbish public and proclaim that the best sport for a man of cultivated mind is the snapshotting with the camera, rather than the pumping of lead into elephants, rhinoceroses, antelopes, zebras, and many other harmless, beautiful, or rare beasts and birds" (from the introduction). This is a fine and early text and survey of the fauna of the African continent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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