A Hunter's Life Among Lions, Elephants and other Wild Animals of South Africa.; Two volumes in one. Complete. Roualeyn Gordon Cumming, Bayard Taylor.

A Hunter's Life Among Lions, Elephants and other Wild Animals of South Africa.; Two volumes in one. Complete.

New York: Derby And Jackson, 1857. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; I; xiv, 17-326; II; viii, 9-303; Illustrated with a frontispiece and six black and white inserted plates; red cloth decorated in blind, spine decorated in gilt, blue leather spine label lettered in gilt, yellow coated endpapers; This copy has been professionally re-backed; Spine label a bit worn else, very good. Good +. Item #15631

Scottish traveller and sportsman, known as the "lion hunter," was the 4th baronet of Altyre and Gordonstown. At eighteen, he joined the East India Co.'s service as a cornet in the Madras Light Cavalry. A hunting enthusiast, his first books with greeted with incredulity, until David Livingstone, of Stanley fame, vouched for the accuracy of his big game narratives in public.

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