- Hardcover: 187 pages
- Publisher: Safari Press (March 10, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571572244
- ISBN-13: 978-1571572240
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,557,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter Hardcover – March 10, 2004
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Armed with low calibre rifles, he ventured into the elephant country on foot, and knowing the vital spots of the elephants, he drove the bullets right into their brain, heart or lungs causing instant death to the animals. The bullets were cheap, perhaps a box of 20 for a shilling. But the ivory collected from one elephant brought a luxury life, and Bell collected virtually tons of ivory during his wanderings in Africa, especially an area known as Karamojo (see Bell's 2nd book 'Karamojo Bell' published in 1949)
According to a biographer, Bell was 'arguably the greatest ivory hunter: Certainly the last'. Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter was Bell's first book, originally published by Macmillan in 1923. It contained several sketches and paintings prepared by Bell 'on the spot'. This reprint by Safari Press also reproduced all the illustrations and art works from the original edition, and to me it is much superior in quality than the ones published by Neville Spearman, London.
**For additional reading: please consult BELL OF AFRICA
to mention having to deal with strange people, learn new languages, etc. It was a ruff difficult experience to say the least. Overall, a
very educational book about a unique place and time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed reading his own writings over the what I have read about him from othersPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good read. ...wish they would have included the diagrams of the original book ?Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good read if your even remotely interested in hunting,just getting into the interior of Africa and how long it took men like Bell to accomplish it is a truly fascinating.Published 8 months ago by Gary R Martin
Phenomenal book! A very quick read. This page turner is exceptional. I never figured I would really be much interested in another hunting book; especially about Africa; but this... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eskin K.
Interesting book about a bygone era of safari hunting. Many people won't like the number of animals he killed.Published 11 months ago by Robert M Oenbrink
Was slightly disappointed the book did not contain the illustrations as in the original.Brings back memories of my time in Uganda in the '60's.Published 13 months ago by Andrew