Memories of a Game Ranger (first edition) - Harry Wolhunter
Condition: Wildlife Protection Society of South Africa 1948 first edition. Fair to good hardback. Includes dust jacket with some previous sellotape markings on lower spine. Binding wear inside the book, yet all the pages and images secure and intact. Very good copy considering age.
Every "Old Hand" said the same thing, "try and get hold of Harry Wolhunter, he knows the country better than anyone else". There can be few men in all Africa possessing a deeper knowledge and wider experience of bush lore in all its phases. In his prime he held all the qualities requisite to give effect to that knowledge and experience: A powerful frame, an iron constitution, cool courage and quiet determination... His unique exploit in killing, single-handed, and armed only with a knife, a full-grown male lion which had seized and was carrying him off, was in itself a fewat rendering superfluous any further tributes to the rare courage and coolness... In respect of personal performance there appears no doubt a certain reticence and tendency to understatement which are natural to Harry Wolhunter and are attractive traits in his character" - J. Stevenson-Hamilton.