Life Histories of African Game Animals. Illustrations from photographs, and from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin; and with forty faunal maps.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. First edition. Large 8vo. 2 volumes: xxviii, (4), 420; x, (2), 421-798 pp. Plates, double-page map, 38 distribution maps. Czech Africa, p. 139: "Published four years after the well-publicized Smithsonian African expedition, which Roosevelt headed and Heller accompanied, this massive work details the species bagged on that adventure, as well as other specimens taken on safaris by the likes of Rainey, Tjader, Powell-Cotton, and others. While most of the text is of a zoological nature, there are plenty of hunting anecdotes supplied by the authors and such note-worthies as A.E. Pease. The numerous maps show game distribution in Africa, and there is a good bibliography of sporting, natural history, and exploration works." A good solid copy. Original tan cloth (rubbed and very soiled, some wear at the extremities), leather spine labels (gilt mostly rubbed away), top edge gilt. (7423). Item #60020

Price: $600.00

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