Melliss, C.J., Captain.
Title LION-HUNTING IN SOMALILAND. ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF "PIGSTICKING" THE AFRICAN WART-HOG.
Publisher St. Martin's Press, New York, (1991), Ist edition thus - reprint of the original edition with editor's note.
Seller ID 18131
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312054637 From the Peter Capstick Library - reprints of hunting and adventure classics. B&w frontis by Cecil Aldin, b&w photos. "A captain in the 9th Bombay Infantry, C.J. Melliss was a pi oneer of those professional soldiers of the Thin Red Line of Empire on Indian duty who found new areas of sport (in Somaliland). Ranging well inland (M)elliss was able to hunt lions and 'pigstick' warhogs, replacing the Indian sport of tiger and w ild boar hunting. He tells in this book of a day long gone when gentlemen holding the King's commission could pit their rifles against lions in the most primitive conditions, as well as their hand at warthogs with a bamboo and steel lance." Tiny b ump on top edge of rear board and at bottom of spine, light fading to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at top of spine. Very good+/Near fine