First edition, published in England as "With Flashlight and Rifle", and being the same sheets as that First British printing but with a modified titlepage and bound as one volume. Illustrated with 302 "untouched" black and white photographs by the author, some of which being very early examples of nighttime wildlife photography. 8vo, in the publisher’s original green ribbed cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g. xxx, 782 pp. A very good and handsome copy, the green cloth still dark with bright gilt, internally very fresh and clean, a bit of minor board edge rubbing and bumping to the extremities and general light evidence of use, rear hinge a bit tender with some splitting between the pastedown and free-fly. A LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION FROM AN EARLY CONSERVATIONIST. This American issue is identical to the first British edition being from the same sheets, even the page headers read with the British title, only the titlepage and binding had been modified. The American printing of the previous year, 1905, did not include Sir Harry Johnson’s introduction. Schillings was one of the first sportsmen of repute "to stand up before a snobbish public and proclaim that the best sport for a man of cultivated mind is the snapshotting with the camera, rather than the pumping of lead into elephants, rhinoceroses, antelopes, zebras, and many other harmless, beautiful, or rare beasts and birds" (from the introduction). The photographs are altogether an amazing collection, portraying a wide variety of creatures in their natural habitats, including even nighttime predators in mid-pounce. With Schillings’ highly readable prose, this is altogether an informative and thoughtful work. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: FLASHLIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE: A Record of ...
Publisher: New York Doubleday Page and Company 1906
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