Sale 19JJ03 | Lot 280

MYERS, ARTHUR B.[OWEN] R.[ICHARDS] Life with the Hamran Arabs. An Account of a Sporting Tour of Some Officers of the Guards in the Soudan during the Winter of 1874-5.

Catalogue: Travel & Sport in Africa from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

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Lot 280
MYERS, ARTHUR B.[OWEN] R.[ICHARDS] Life with the Hamran Arabs. An Account of a Sporting Tour of Some Officers of the Guards in the Soudan during the Winter of 1874-5.
London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1876. First edition. Publisher's green pictorial cloth gilt, recased. 7 3/4 x 5 inches; xv, [1], 355, [2] pp.; 5 mounted Woodburytypes of hunting trophies, half-title, publisher's advertisements. Recased preserving much of the original spine but with new endpapers, corners worn, occasional thumbsoiling, booksellers ticket to rear pastedown.
The Hamran Arabs were prodigious hunters of big game, including elephant. Myers comments extensively on their way of life. The mounted plates of trophies are taken from photographs by Rowland Ward. Czech, Africa, p. 121 ("difficult title to locate"); Hilmy II, p. 55.


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Travel & Sport in Africa from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 11am EDT