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African-American Institute. Women's Africa Committee,Schuller, Mary Craig, editor,Wheeler, Elizabeth Hunting, editor

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About this Item: 2016. Softcover. Condition: New. 54 Lang: - eng, Pages 54, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1959]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # PB1111008331830

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James Pollock, journalist, of the BBC and accredited Correspondent of Argus South African Newspapers Ltd. [Thomas Leask (1839-1912), elephant hunter; big game hunting; safari]

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About this Item: Undated [circa ]., 1954. 8vo: 3 pp. Lightly creased and aged, but in good condition overall. Text entirely clear and legible. Headed ''African Affairs | Book Review (Pollock)'. A knowledgeable and readable review, for the magazine 'African Affairs', beginning 'Thomas Leask was a modest elephant-hunter with a passion for scribbling. [.] he never seems quite to have got over his surprise at finding himself transplanted from his native Orkney to the land of the lordly Matabele and miserable Mashona. He was on friendly terms with that palsied tyrant, Moselekatse, and admired the unfortunate King Lobengula, who succeeded him. When Leask's hunting days were over, he settled down happily enough in Klerksdorp in the Transvaal as a storekeeper, became a burgher, and entertained President Kruger in his home.'. Seller Inventory # 6843

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Hugo Meynell (1909-1960), son of Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell (1880-1941) of Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent [ Tanganyika Territory in the nineteen-thirties; big game hunting in Africa; African Safari]

Published by Four of the letters on letterheads of Mtotohovu Tanga Tanganyika Territory; one on letterhead of Union-Castle Line SS 'Durham Castle' and another from Thaba Bosigo Fouriesburg Rail Orange Free State. Between 1 September and 4 January 1933 (1932)

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About this Item: Four of the letters on letterheads of Mtotohovu Tanga Tanganyika Territory; one on letterhead of Union-Castle Line SS 'Durham Castle' and another from Thaba Bosigo Fouriesburg Rail Orange Free State. Between 1 September and 4 January 1933, 1932. A total of 46pp., mostly on 4to Mtotohovu letterheads. In fair condition, aged and worn. From the Meynell family papers. In the first letter he describes his preparations for an elephant shoot on the Serengeti: 'I a taking a 400 elephant gun a 300 high velocity gun, and a shot gun. My escort consists of a gun bearer, cook, tent boy lorry driver & skinner.' Of the participants in the '"Ngoma" native dance games' he writes: 'they really were awful, covered in red & yellow clay or mud - they really did look maniacs & I am sure are more than half Savages'. In the second letter, which is sixteen pages long, he gives a journal account, dated from 3 to 19 September 1932, of his 'adventures on safari'. This is preceded by a description of each of his six main servants, the first being 'John A German Swahili half cast my gun bearer guide & interpreter - a very fine specimen immensely strong, very willing to do his duty & work with no about it'. The entry for 12 September is typical: 'Nothing was seen in the morning from 6-12. Started again at 3 to a high hill which we scaled & found on the top a park like country - trees & grass much greener, here having startled an old Rhino from his bed, we saw a magnificent Kudu on a ridge next to ours, being divided from it by a dry full of thorns & creepers & thick bushes. I knew he had seen us so I shot at him, the bullet passing between his horns & hitting the tank behind him. I lowed the 300 sight & hit him next shot - he hunched up & slowly sank to the ground got up only to fall again. I thought he was done but after leaving a boy to watch, we charged through the thicket to find him gone, the boy shouting that he was on the further hill, so we dashed there - no sign of him, nor could we find his spoor or blood. We hunted till dark & were up there by dawn next morning to see if the vultures could find him - alas no! He is theh best trophy of all, owing to his scarceness hardiness & keen sight & smell. So you can imagine how disappointed I was & still am.' At the end of the safari his 'bag' includes a lion, a zebra, an Eland bull and a wildebeest. The third letter describes his activities in Orange Free State. The fourth letter, written from on board ship, reports that he is 'going to Kenya again taking Aunt Molly up there to see her niece'; he discusses South African politics ('Smuts brilliant as he is, is no politician tho' possibly the best Statesman in the World, while Hertzog is a very able party man'). With the fifth letter he is back in Mtotohovu, going on a trip 'up into the hills' with 'Tommy'. In the last letter he gives an account of the trip, which begins with a stay with 'Major & Mrs Lead at Magindi', and then to Usambana. He ends by expressing the desire to return to Shamba to 'slay' what he regards as his buffalo: 'Alas I cannot get a Rhino which I really want as I can't get another licence for a year having had one already'. Seller Inventory # 17891

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Helene Louisa Henrietta, Duchess de Aosta [Princess Helene of Orleans][African Hunting]

Published by Fratelli Treves / Librairie Nelson (1913)

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About this Item: Fratelli Treves / Librairie Nelson, 1913. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Paris, 1913. 4to, cloth with photograph affixed to front board, 369 pp. French edition of a book published in both French and Italian, chronicling the Princess's travel and hunting expeditions in Africa. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. A well preserved copy with generally fine contents. Light foxing to page edges, front hinge weakened, very good condition overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Seller Inventory # SP631

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About this Item: Colonel Francis T. Colby, ca. 1920-1940]., [Hamilton, MA:, 1920. Two vols. Oblong 4to. [80; 86 leaves (unnumbered).], archival mylar sleeves including 166 original silver gelatin photographs, printed on thick photo paper stock with almost all sized from 7 x 9.5 in. to 8 x 10 in., many with Francis T. Colby photo stamps on versos, many with pencil and ink annotations in bold hand (occasional creasing, a few w/ minor soiling, a couple with very minor closed tears). Recent cloth post-binders, lettering stamped on front covers, a superb archive from the collection of Massachusetts gunsmith, Thomas F. Moseley. This extraordinary archive of original African safari photos across East Africa, the Belgian Congo, French Cameroon, and Ethiopia, document a big game hunter during the heyday between 1900 and 1945, when Edouard Foa, Major Foran, William Buckley, Theodore Roosevelt, and others hunted across Africa. Colby (1882-1953) graduated from Harvard in 1905, and as an investment banker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. in Boston, began trekking through Alaska, Asia, and finally reached Africa in 1910 where he lived at the Muthaiga Country Club in Nairobi, and became one of the major big game hunters before World War I. In 1915, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Belgian Army, heading up an ambulance column where he remained through World War I, and in 1920 he served in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery of the US Army, and later with Army Intelligence in Hawaii. In 1928, he resigned his commission, and returned to Hamilton, Massachusetts, and after a short stay, returned to Africa in 1929. He traveled through Ethiopia -- including photos here of his trips on the Baro River, later he represented the U.S. at the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie, and enthusiastically threw himself into big game hunting, fishing, playing polo, and traveling through Ethiopia, Equatorial East Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, the Belgian Congo, and more, photographing and hunting his way across the continent. These astonishing photographs largely document the years from 1929 through 1945, including images of loaded safari cars driving through the rough and non-existent roads, riding on very rough dugout canoe ferries, as well as a typical ferry in the Belgian Congo; African villagers across the continent in native dress, the Kings African Rifles on parade formation in 1930; the dressing out of lion carcasses; displays of trophies and guns including zebra, leopard, gazelle, buffalo, and lion skins with porters and trucks; African warriors armed with spears & shields driving game; typical villages in French Cameroon; a safari vehicle trapped in the mud at the Uganda-Sudan border with sign post in the fore-ground, and much more. There are also photos of the Uele River at Bondo in the Congo; his record-making elephant tusks; elephants being washed & ridden; hunting lions, crocodiles, wild boar, gazelle; crossing rivers in safari trucks in Tanganyika, as well as a nice series of rhinoceros photos. Colby loved an audience, and was a tremendous host at his famed home in Hamilton, MA. He would often call the maid by taking up one of his big game rifles and firing a shot, left his German shepherd dog David undisciplined so he often bit visitors and laughed about it, and was an active member in the Boone and Crockett Club. He helped supply funds which would eventually helped refurbish the American Museum of Natural History Hall of North American Mammals dioramas which was completed in 1987. His trophy room at the Boston Science Museum contains many trophies including an Alaskan Kodiak Bear, many African buffalo horns, African shields made by Masai tribesmen from buffalo shot by Colby, Zebra skins, Impala skins, Ibex, Gazelle skulls, and more. See: Bradford Washburn, A Man of His Time, Francis Thompson Colby, Museum of Science Publication (1973); Boston Museum of Science, The Colby Trophy Room, Permanent Exhibit; Barbara Zdravesky, Colby Clan Communications, Interesting Colby Facts (2012); Colonel Francis T. Colby, Corres. Seller Inventory # 52759

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