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We have never been able to buy so many fine, rare, collectible books in such nice condition. Many of the titles listed below we have not offered in years and some we have not offered half a dozen times in 41 years! The condition is well above average, even for Trophy Room Books.

 

1. Elmer Keith SAFARI 1968 CA 166 pp, ill. Green gilt cloth in dust jacket. Prinvately published by Keith by his friends at Charger Publications.

Covers his 40-day 1957 safari to Kenya and Tanzania for the big five plus trophy plains game. Lots of writing on large rifle calibers. The publisher also added a chapter on guides, and knock-out theory. Printed in a small edition and not widely distributed. VG+ in like jacket. An amazing association copy: Inscribed both by Keith and his publisher to Howard French, Keith’s editor at Guns & Ammo magazine. You won’t find a better personal association.

$ 625.00

 




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2. Alexander Kinloch LARGE GAME SHOOTING IN THIBET AND THE NORTHWEST (1st series). 1869 London. 68 pp plus 12 ORIGINAL mounted photographic plates.

Kinloch was a noted big game hunter, naturalist and military officer. He writes about Ovis ammon, ibex, Tibetan antelope and other game, recounting some of his own hunting experiences. Original forest green cloth, gilt spine, gilt ovis ammon head on front board. Rare work because of original photos (likely not many copies produced). VG+, recased in original cloth, beveled boards, corners lightly bumped.

$ 725.00

 




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3. Denis Lyell NYASALAND FOR THE HUNTER AND SETTLER 1912 London 103 pp, ill. Green gilt cloth.

Describes all of the game found and hunted in Nyasaland and considers the rifles suitable for hunting them. Also describes spooring as Lyell considers the spooring of game as one of the most essential parts of hunting. One of the rarest of all Lyell’s books. A vg+ copy in original gilt pictorial cloth, beveled boards.

$ 2,500.00

 




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4. Arthur Neumann ELEPHANT HUNTING IN EAST EQUATORIAL AFRICA 1898 Londn ROWLAND WARD Publisher. First edition. 455 pp, ill. Zebra end papers, folding map.

This book is one of THE classics on elephant hunting. Neumann hunted throughout East Africa, mainly for elephants but also for the rhino and lion that were then plentiful in the areas. Name the area, Tana, Lake Rudolph, Mt. Kenia, Mackenzie River, he hunted all of them – successfully. This is a solid vg+, collector condition copy in original light red gilt cloth. Rare.

$ 6,000.00




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5. Sanchez-Arino, Tony HUNTING IN ZIMBABWE 1992 CA Second in the author’s African Country Series. 387 pages, ill., large format.

Excerpts from some of the best hunting books on Zimbabwe plus special articles by noted hunters commissioned expressly for this book. Contains interesting author biographies as well. Limited to 1,000 signed, numbered, slipcased copies. Bound in original gren, gilt and printed cloth. Fine in like slipcase.

$ 1,350.00

 




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6. Chapman, A. SAVAGE SUDAN 1921 London First ed. 452 pp, 248 ill. Gilt pcitorial cover.

Covers all the great game of Sudan. Well illustrated and excellent reading. A must for every sporting book collectors and anyone who ever hopes to hunt in Sudan. Exceptionally near fine copy (unusual for this thick, heavy work) in original pictorial cloth. Chapman is a very collectible author and all of his books on hunting in Africa are respected and sought after.

$ 1,200.00

 




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7. Caldwell, E. THE ART OF EDMUND CALDWELL Volume Two 1982 Zimbabwe Frand Reade Oress. Imperial folio, # 150 of only 250 copies. 215 pp showing 44 of the most impressive African wildlife paintings around.

Caldwell ranks with Baines and Kuhnert in terms of worldwide recognition though his works are, in fact, rarer and often bring more money at auction! The first book by the Press was about Caldwell’s work on Jock of the Bushveld. This, the second in the series, and it stands on its own, is about his other artwork. All copies of the book were presubscribed. An entireland hand made book produced by a combination of photolithography and hand lithography on special paper. Leather spine over thick hand cloth covered boards. A very large and heavy book, special postage required.

$ 1,800.00


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8. A true rarity: Henry Stanley’s copy of William E. Oswell WILLIAM COTTON OSWELL HUNTER AND EXPLORER
1900 London 2 volumes Vol 1: 267 pp, ill, 1 colored folding map + other text and folding maps. Vol 2: 288 pp, ill.

Oswell is known as the big game hunter who twice was selected to guide and aid Livingstone. He encountered vast herds of buffalo and elephants in his travels as well as hippo and rhino. Long regarded as one of the classic and cornerstone books in Africa travel, exploration and hunting this is an amazing association copy. Henry Stanley’s copy with his engraved bookplates in the front of both volumes. Except for fading of cloth on spine of vol 2 the books are in great condition with no wear at spine tips or corners, likely because the books remain partially unopened and thus never read. Books from Henry Stanley’s library virtually never come on the market. Truly a unique item.

$ 4,500.00




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9. Ludwig Von Hohnel DISCOVERY OF LAKES RUDOLPH & STEFANIE A Narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's Exploring and Hunting Expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 and 1888. 1894 London Two volumes: 435 and 397 pp, profuse ill, folding maps (one colored).

Long considered a classic of both exploration and hunting, Teleki hunted buffalo, rhino, plains game, elephant (a lot of elephant hunting), and eland. Described as "excellent, adventure at its finest" by some bibliopgraphers, it will provide hours of reading enjoyment. A better than VG+ set in original brown cloth, gilt titles and gilt vignettes on front covers. The set is not often found in such nice condition.

$ 6,500.00


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10. Hubback, T. ELEPHANT AND SELADANG HUNTING IN THE FEDERATED MALAY STATES 1905 London Rowland Ward . 289 pp, ill. Zebra end papers.

Hubback lived in Maylaya for a long time and while there spent much time hunting elephants and seladang. In fact, this is about the only book with good information on these two game animals in this country. One of the rarest of all the Rowland Ward published books. A near fine copy in original bright red cloth, gilt stamped cover and spine, beveled boards and showing almost no wear. A great item in great, collector condition.

$ 2,800.00


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