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RECENT HUNTING TRIPS IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA by  F. C Selous - Hardcover - 1909 - from Frey Fine Books and Biblio.com

RECENT HUNTING TRIPS IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA

by Selous, F. C

Condition: Good


London: Witherby & Co, 1909. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Popular Edition. A Good copy. 8vo., 379 pp, illustrations. Light grey cloth, with title on the spine. Tight, contents clean, covers discolored, spine sunned, book plate. A Good copy. *** Frederick Courtney Selous (1851-1917) was an English born hunter, explorer, soldier and writer. Selous arrived in South Africa in 1870 determined to become an elephant hunter, hunting and trading predominantly in Mashonaland and Matabeleland until 1881, subsequently conducting several return hunting trips to Africa as well as hunting trips to Asia Minor, Wyoming, Transylvania, Canada, Sardinia, Kenya, the Yukon, Norway and the Sudan. Over the course of his life Selous shot 106 elephant, 177 buffalos, 31 lions, 23 white rhinoceros, 28 black rhinoceros, 67 giraffe and numerous antelope in Africa. Additionally, Selous shot moose, wapiti, caribou, wolf, lynx, deer and pronghorn in North America, red deer and wild goat in Asia Minor and red deer, reindeer, chamois and mouflon in Europe. Selous was provided with a large number of rifles by British gunmakers in the hope of his endorsement. ***.


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