WITH FLASHLIGHT AND RIFLE: A Record of Hunting Adventures and of Studies in Wild Life in Equatorial East Africa; Translated by Frederic Whyte
WITH FLASHLIGHT AND RIFLE: A Record of Hunting Adventures and of Studies in Wild Life in Equatorial East Africa; Translated by Frederic Whyte

WITH FLASHLIGHT AND RIFLE: A Record of Hunting Adventures and of Studies in Wild Life in Equatorial East Africa; Translated by Frederic Whyte

(London: Hutchinson and Co., 1906).

A LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION FROM AN EARLY CONSERVATIONIST. 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. Item #19504

2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with 302 “untouched” black and white photographs by the author. 8vo, in the publisher’s original green buckram, the spines lettered in gilt, with circular black and white pictorial decoration of an elephant embossed on front covers, t.e.g. xxviii, 376; viii,377-782. A very pleasing, fresh and handsome set, bright and clean inside and out, especially well preserved.

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