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Hunting in British East Africa
- HUNTING IN BRITISH EAST AFRICA. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1909, first edition, 304 pages, TEG, with a foreword by Frederick Courteney Selous and 129 illustrations from photographs by the author, two pocket maps in rear are present and intact.Czech writes "A wealthy Philadelphian, Madeira and his wife traveled to East Africa in 1907. They hunted buffalo near the Athi Plains, as well as cheetah, eland, waterbuck and other antelopes. Nearing the Tana River, they bagged rhino, hippo, then buffalo again. On the Laikipia Plains, lion and gazelle were taken. During the journey back to the coast, Madeira succeeded in bagging leopard, topi and roan antelope. There were tense hours when Mrs. Madeira became lost in the bush. A chronicle of a true, old-fashioned hunting experience." Red cover with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine and with illustrated buffalo head on the cover and rhino head on the spine in black. Contents are tight and clean with previous owner inscription dated 1909 on the front endpaper. A Fine copy. $650.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Hunter Books]
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