ELEPHANT HUNTING IN PORTUGUESE EAST AFRICA. By Jose Pardal. Classics in  African Hunting Series No. 6.

ELEPHANT HUNTING IN PORTUGUESE EAST AFRICA. By Jose Pardal. Classics in African Hunting Series No. 6.

GAME, GLORY AND BITTER BLOOD: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN HUNTER. By Maurice B. Randall. Foreword by Vincent Glenday, K.C.M.G. African Hunting Heritage Collection No. 28.

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.

"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.
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Author Randall (Maurice B.).
Book Code 43958
Book Description 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. .
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1990
Publisher Amwell Press.
Place Clinton, New Jersey.