ADVENTURES OF AN AMATEUR HUNTER IN AFRICA

(Boston: The Chapplle Publishing Company, Ltd., 1915).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS ELUSIVE BOOK RARELY FOUND IN COLLECTOR'S CONDITION. The text is derived from Mr. Eagle's diaries written during two very successful safaris hunting throughout East Africa, Northern Rhodesia and the Zambia. The author penned that the "more a real sportsman hunts, the less he wants to kill, and finallly he uses his rifle but little and falls back almost entirely on his camera....What noble creatures wild animals are ! How much a close study of them will repay the student. It is impossible to study animal life without becoming a better man." Mr. Eagle, a very fine and successful hunter of wild game animals relates amazing hunts and encounters and how his mind was affected during his years of hunting. A book for hunters and for animal lovers alike, as well as the diary of fascinating journeys in a land still almost virgin to the westerner. Item #70105

First Edition. With a great profusion of illustrations from photographs, over 90, on full page plates throughout. Tall 8vo, publisher's original dark green cloth, the upper cover lettered and decorated in gilt and with a photograph of the author with his trophies, the spine lettered in gilt. xvi, [1], 410 pp. A handsome and very well preserved copy of this rare book, the cloth in fine order with little evidence of use, the text-block clean and sound, the binding strong and without fault. Some mellowing to the gilt on the spine panel and very slight evidence of shelving.

Price: $750.00