Author Bell (Walter Dalrymple Maitland). (1880-1954). Book Code 48360 ISBN 9781571574985 Book Description Mint in dust-wrapper.
(2017) 2018 1st trade edition. 8vo (158 x 235mm). Ppxxii,298. B/w photographs, b/w illustrations by the author, maps. Red boards, spine titled in gilt.
Book Cover Hardcover Published Date 2018 Publisher Safari Press. Place Long Beach, California.
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DetailsA brand new compilation of Karamojo Bell's short stories, all previously unpublished. "Once again the legendary Karamojo Bell marches through the wilds of Africa - traversing a land virtually untouched by modern civilization in search of adventure and ivory... Join us as Bell takes us to a land with vast herds of wildlife living in rough equilibrium with the native human populations. Through his earlier books Bell gained the reputation for being an excellent marksman who shot small-caliber guns at giant elephants with deadly precision. Bell was best known for his exploits in Karamoja, in what is now largely Uganda, and in these newly unearthed short stories, we again find him in familiar terrain and with his faithful retinue of trackers and camp followers. We also find Bell in unfamiliar terrain. Travel with Bell to the French Congo where he encounters a man-eating leopard, and go along with him to West Africa when he ventures into the rain forest with the Pygmies to test his luck against elephants in dense vegetation. Then there are some wonderfully descriptive stories of an elephant camp and its social life, crocodiles that menace a village, several hunts for elephants on islands in the Ubangi River (not for the faint of heart!), and a trip from Kano to Khartoum via motor car. These are just a few of our cache of new stories - original adventures never before published."
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