Death In A Lonely Land

Capstick, Peter

Published by Derrydale Press, 1990
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(Big Game Hunting) DEATH IN A LONELY LAND / More Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting on Five Continents. By Peter Hathaway Capstick. This one of 2000 first edition copies, SIGNED by Capstick; Derrydale Press, Lyon, Miss., 1990. 8vo size book bound in full crushed black leather w/gold titles & stampings, the bonding pretty much in 'as published' superb condition. 284-pages of text fine & very tight, possibly never opened for reading; all edges gold, moire linen endpapers, linen bookmark present. 2269.95.0312038100. Bookseller Inventory #

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Following the smashing success of Last Horizons (SMP, 1989), Peter Capstick now presents a second volume of pieces culled from such magazines as Outdoor Life, NRA's American Hunter, Guns & Ammo, and Petersen's Hunting. The articles showcase a literary style that prompted Kirkus Reviews to say of Last Horizons, "No one since Hemingway (with the possible exception of Ruark) has written on these subjects with such literary gusto."

The stockbroker-turned-outdoorsman recalls his days as an African pro hunter in "The Killer Baboons of Vlackfontein." "Four Fangs in a Treetop" records a foray into British Honduras for the jaguar, "a gold-dappled teardrop of motion." Capstick narrowly escapes the Yellow Beard, Central America's deadly tree-climbing snake, and cows "The Black Death (Cape buffalo) in the kind of article that makes this author "the guru of American hunting fans" (New York Newsday). On Brazil's forsaken Marajo Island, he bags the pugnacious red buffalo, which has the "temperament of a constipated Sumo wrestler and the tenacity of an IRS man."

The author discusses 12- and 20-gauge shotgun loads; recalls the pleasures of "biltong" (African beef jerky); describes the irresistible homemade lures of snook fishing expert John Gorbatch; and kills a genteel take of Atlantic salmon with the brilliantly simple tube fly.

Over thirty gorgeous drawings by famous wildlife artist Dino Paravano make this volume yet another collector's item by a writer who "keeps the tradition of great safari adventure alive in each of his books" (African Expedition Gazette).

Peter Capstick's eight prior titles include The Last Ivory Hunter (SMP, 1988); Peter Capstick's Africa (SMP, 1987); and Death in the Long Grass (SMP, 1978).

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After leaving Wall Street, the New Jersey native hunted in Central and South America before going to Africa, where he held pro hunting licenses in Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Capstick has also served in that most perilous of trades-- Elephant and Buffalo Cropping Officer.

Peter Capstick has long made his home in Africa, the source of his inspiration.

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Title: Death In A Lonely Land
Publisher: Derrydale Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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