FINAUGHTY, William. Peter Capstick Library.
Title: Recollections of William Finaughty: Elephant Hunter, 1864-1875. First Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press, New York, 1991, ISBN:031205503X
Seller ID: 108908
FINAUGHTY, William. The Recollections of William Finaughty: Elephant Hunter, 1864-1875. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). First thus printing. Pp.(14),5-242,(2). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Peter Capstick Library. See: Hand, A Bookman's Guide to Hunting, Shoot ing, Angling, and Related Subjects, F75. "Taken from the years well before and during the Anglo-Boer War, one of the great, early ivory hunters told his adventures to a friend who owned the pioneer paper The Rhodesian Journal. Adventurer, rogue, and hunter extraordinairee, William Finaughty survivedthe death that awaited many early elephant hunters, bagging over five hund red tuskers in five years, as well as living through the intrigues with which the early South Africa was fraught. 'Bill' Finaughty even shot five elephants with four bullets, a feat that is typical of this book. That he hunted entirely with a muzzle-loading rifle adds a great deal of zest to this classic tale of which only 250 copies were printed, and less than half survive today." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 40.00