220 pages. "An African Hunting Heritage Book." #505 of 1000 copues. Signed by the author and by Jim Rikhoff, President of N.S.F.L Full decorated leather and dexorated endpapers In a paper covered slipcase. The price has been reduced. Image available. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Game, Glory and Bitter Blood / Memoirs of an...
Publisher: Amwell Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Decorated Leather
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Amwell Press. Clinton, New Jersey. 1990 1st edition. 8vo (148 x 218mm). Ppxiv,220,i. B/w photographs, map. Red faux leather, gilt motif and rules to upper board, spine titled and ruled in gilt. Red paper-covered slipcase. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Fine in slightly rubbed slipcase. Number 978 of 1000 copies. Signed by the author, Maurice Randall, and the President of the N.S.F.L., Jim Rikhoff. "This is a true account of the lives of two youths, arriving in Kenya as children and growing to adulthood in security there until they were uprooted by the 'wind of change.' It is also an account of farming in the early days of settlement of a young colony, of hunting the wide plains abounding with animal life, of camping out in the open, and later, when the war came, of service in desert areas. It depicts that deep-rooted love of Kenya, which grew in the early settlers and others who gave all they had in toil against great odds to build a country of great natural beauty - scenically and climatically - into one where their roots grew deeply and where their future generations would thrive - or so they thought." (From the foreword by Vincent Glenday, K.C.M.G.). Published in an edition of 1000 copies by The Amwell Press for The National Sporting Fraternity Limited as the twenty-eighth volume in its African Hunting Heritage Collection. Chapters include:- Part One - Settling in Kenya: Last and first memories; Learning Kenya's ancient customs; Riders of the lazy Y; With gun, rod - and shorty; The challenge of capturing live game; Pig-sticking by moonlight - and other other adventures; Chasing cheetah; Last lighthearted days before the war; Part Two - The War Years: Patrolling the border posts; An interlude with crocodiles; Love, marriage, pranks, and war; A siege, a retreat, a skirmish; From fighting to farming to wading with crocodiles; Reunion with Noel, and further adventures; Part Three - Aftermath and Betrayal: Brief peace, unexpected terror; Mau Mau raids and atrocities; Tracking and battling the Mau Mau gangs; Our homeland lost. Bookseller Inventory # 43958