Maneaters and Marauders
New York; (1960): A.S Barnes. Octavo. Item #029193
200 pages. While known as one of the major big-game professional elephant hunters, the book reminds the reader was to many Africans the wild elephant herds destroyed their millet crops threatening them with starvation. The account of Tanganyika which was being decimated by 11 man eating lions (including a rare black-maned male). He also had to fight the native's belief that they had been cursed and that the black-maned lion was a witchdoctor who could turn into "werelions". One of the most fascinating books on African hunting in the period from the late 1930's to the end of the 1950's. A fine copy bound in green cloth, spine lettering white, no names, or bookplates, in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.