A Hunter’s Life
Cumming, Roualeyn Gordon
Published: 1850, London. John Murray.
Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Arfica ( 2 volumes in 1).
Contemporary half green calf, red title label, raided bands with gilt.
Illustrated with 17 plates and one map. Signed by John Madden, Hilton Park 1880.
After several years in the military, the author devoted his to hunting. Apart from his sporting adventures, Cumming met Livingstone in the bush. On his return to England he took with him thirty tons of trophies. "One of the classics of African big game hunting and exploration that recounts the seemingly limitless herds of game in the region of Cumming's era and a necessary title in the big game library." - Czech. Czech p43; Mendelssohn I, 398-9.