Lot 230: Africa.- Finaughty (William) The Recollections...Elephant Hunter 1864-1875, 1st ed., one of 250 copies, orig. cl.-backed boards, Philadelphia, 1916.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- Finaughty (William) The Recollections...Elephant Hunter 1864-1875, first edition, one of 250 copies, some very light marginal staining, mostly to first and last few leaves, bookplate of Madison Grant, original cloth-backed boards, paper label to upper cover and spine (latter slightly marked), uncut, very slightly rubbed, lower corners bumped and light spotting to fore-edge but still a good copy, [Czech 8vo, Philadelphia, . ⁂ "One of the rarest of all African big game hunting titles". (Czech) Of 250 copies printed many were presented to friends including Theodore Roosevelt, and some were lost at sea during the First World War.