First Edition of Abel Chapman's On Safari
On Safari: Game Hunting in British East Africa With Studies In Bird-Life
Item Number: 63049
London: Edward Arnold, 1908.
First edition of Chapman’s classic work, which covers safaris in East Africa in the early 1900s. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated with 170 illustrations by the author and E. Caldwell sketch-maps and photographs. Bookplate to the pastedown, in very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
Abel Chapman was an English, Sunderland-born hunter-naturalist. He traveled the world as a young man, shooting big game and wild birds for pleasure. Trophies from his hunting trips adorned the walls of his home at Silksworth Hall in the late 19th century. Today his stuffed animals can be seen on display at Sunderland Museum, the National History Museum in London and the Great North Museum in Newcastle.