The Elephant Hunters of Lado, Foreword By Anthony Dyer, Signed By A. Dyer (with Original Preface By C.R.S. Pitman. W. Robert Foran, Major.
The Elephant Hunters of Lado, Foreword By Anthony Dyer, Signed By A. Dyer (with Original Preface By C.R.S. Pitman

The Elephant Hunters of Lado, Foreword By Anthony Dyer, Signed By A. Dyer (with Original Preface By C.R.S. Pitman

Clinton, NJ. (1981): Amwell Press. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #027423

) Limited to 1000 copies. The present copy is # 111 signed by Anthony Dyer who also wrote the foreword and by President of Amwell Press Jim Rikhoff. xxi, 312pp. (with Original Preface By C.R.S. Pitman) .illustrated with line drawings and color frontispiece by Bob Kuhn and original photographs are from the personal collection of Anthony Dyer. The hunting of elephants for their tusks goes back to well before the tenth century when 30,000 pounds were exported. Marco Polo notes the trade was brisk and by the 19th century it was at its height since it was preferred on the Asian market which now could rapidly be reached. Major Foran's account is one of the most honest about the hunt and clearly it was an age when the idea that the danger of the extinction of the elephant was not considered. Here there are biographies of the elephant hunters of East Africa and especially in the Lado. His article "Edwardian African Ivory Poachers of the Nile" appeared in African Affairs in 1958 and led to the 1962 which were the earliest restrictions on ivory. Bound in black leather-like cloth pictorially stamped in gilt depicting and elephant, pictorial spine gilt. A fine copy in publisher’s slipcase.

Price: $225.00

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