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FORAN, Robert. The Elephant Hunters of the Lado. Foreword by Anthony Dyer. Original preface by Captain C.R.S. Pitman. Original line drawings and colorfrontispiece by Bob Kuhn. Phjotographs from Mr. Dyer's private collection. (Long Beach, CA): Safari Press, Inc., (2007). Second Edition, First thus. Pp. (4),v-xxi,(1),-312, + 16 p. of black and white photo plates. With drawings to text. 8vo, purple leatherette with gilt lettering to spine. "The Lado Enclave always was a wild, lawless area but became even more so after the death of King Leopold of Belgium. Because of a strange agreement between the British and Belgian colonial authorities, this remote corner of Africa was for a time actually a no-man's land without law or rules. Adventurers, ivory hunters, fortune seekers, and others flocked to the Lado Enclave totake advantage of the ivory and the lack of authority. Despite the fame an d notoriety of the area, only very few people who witnessed the greatest elephant-hunting era of all time actually wrote about it. Quite likely it wasso because few did much to be proud of, fewer still made any money at it, and quite a few did not return alive. Robert Foran was an exception. He notonly survived the Lado, but he also actually thrived, so much so thatboth the British and the Belgian authorities wanted him for poaching and smuggling ivory." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: The Stage: 1. "No Man'sLand"; 2. A Paradise for Elephant Hunters; 3. The Long Trail to the Nile; 4. On the East Bank in Uganda; 5. "Operation Ivory"; 6. A Few Personal Experiences; 7. Selling the Belgians "A Pup". Part II: The Actors: 8-9. MauriceJohn ("Mickey") Norton; 10-11. William ("Bill") Buckley; 12. Major Charles J. ("Charlie") Ross; 13-14. Frederick Grant ("Deaf") Banks; 15. "Pete" C. Pearson; 16-17. William A. ("Billy") Pickering and partners; 18-19. The Craven Brothers and Quentin O. Grogan; 20-21. William ("Bill") Bennett and Buchieri; 22-23. John Boyes and Seland; 24. Other Members of the Cast; 25-26. James Ward ("Yank)" Rogers. With bibliography. Small bump to fore-edge of front board, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 150.00
Title: Elephant Hunters of the Lado. Second Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Safari Press, Long Beach, CA, 2007, ISBN:1571572287:
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