BROCKLEHURST, Captain H.C. Game Animals of the Sudan: Their Habits and Distribution; A Handbook for Hunters and Naturalists.

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BROCKLEHURST, Captain H.C. Game Animals of the Sudan: Their Habits and Distribution; A Handbook for Hunters and Naturalists. London, Gurney and Jackson, 1931.

8vo. Original ochre cloth, spine gilt, upper cover with blind-stamped vignette of a lion, upper edge gilt; pp. [xix], 170, [6, for 'Notes']; 12 colour plates by W.H. Riddell, 14 photographic plates, 45 wood-engraved illustrations by H.R. Millais, W.D.M. Bell, and F. Wallace, one folding map; binding with minor scuffs, text a litle spotted throughout; a good copy in the secondary binding.
First edition. In his preface, the experienced author makes a plea for a halt to indiscriminate and random shooting by amateurs, advising them: 'Read all you can about the animals you intend to hunt. Learn their habits and characteristics and, above all, where to aim in order to reach a vital spot.' He goes on in a radical conservationist fashion: 'A good photograph of a wild animal in its natural surroundings is of more interest than all the heads, and is often a sign of great patience, courage and skill in bushcraft ... Above all, don't kill just for the sake of killing!'
Czech p. 22.

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