The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

London and New York: Published at the offices of "Country Life" & George Newnes and Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. First edition. Small 4to. ix, 187, (1, index) pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates. Czech, p. 15: "Bell's first book, detailing his early elephant hunting days in the Karamojo region where the 'Karamojan elephants are distinguished for their bodily size, the quality and size of their ivory and for the quantity of fat on them.' He also narrates his hunting expeditions through the Sudd, into the Lado Enclave and the interior of Liberia in the decade preceding World War I. This work is further distinguished by the author's sketches of hunting elephant and their vital areas. He was, of course, a great proponent of small bore rifle shooting for elephant, killing them with carefully placed shots at close range." Corners bumped, else very good. Original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title, gilt-stamped cloth title-piece inlaid in upper board. (#7853). Item #60721

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