[N.p., Saigon? n.d., ca. 1955].
With 50 photographs (2-1/2 inches square, mounted 3 or 4 to a leaf, with typed captions), two line illustrations in text. , 82; , 135,  pp. Duplicated typescript, printed recto. 2 vols. 4to. Hunting in Camping in Cambodia just before the storm. Orange wrappers, black cloth tape spines. Some toning to wrappers. Internally fresh and clean. Very good UNRECORDED. Item #338541
A remarkable pair of privately produced accounts of hunting and camping trips in French Indochina, chiefly in Cambodia 1950-54, but with detailed recollections of earlier trips in 1943 and 1944.
The unidentified writer records hunting travels and camaraderie in the Cambodian brousse or bush in ten detailed, well-written chapters of Anecdotes and in the four parts of Campings. The parties hunt tiger, elephant, banteng, and sambur, and other game.
Anecdotes de Brousse (The Bush) contains ten chapters: Sur les berges du Stung-Kapoeu-Pi; Premières Armes; La mauvaise piste; Le tigre de Fernand; Le condamné à mort; Le petit peuple; Une visite nocturne; Un cadeau des Génies; La colère du troupeau; Piégage. Campings de Brouse contains four longer accounts: Le camping de la pluie; Camping de la Dak Play; Camping de la Rive Droite du Mekong; Camping de Kardoung Sesange.
The writer makes frequent mention of a hunting companion named Fernand, and in Piegage, a chapter on stalking tiger, another friend, M. Duchesne, is mentioned as being keen on filming the hunt. He notes the rarity of European visitors in some of the areas where he hunted. The photographs are small but well composed, properly developed, and in excellent state of preservation.
Rich in sporting incidents and in details of life at the close of the French colonial occupation of Indochina. UNRECORDED.
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