Frederick Courteney Selous DSO (1851 - 1917) was a British explorer, officer, hunter and conservationist, famous for his exploits in south and east of Africa. He was a professional hunter in that he hunted some elephants for profit and guided Roosevelt for part of his safari.
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A Hunter's Wanderings In Africa: Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa by Frederick Courteney Selous (1893) tells the life story of Frederick Courteney Selous, generally acknowledged as the greatest African hunter of all time. Kindle Version
Travel And Adventure In South East Africa by Frederick Courteney Selous (1893) is 'the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of the Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in that Country'. Kindle Version
Sunshine and Storm In Rhodesia by Frederick Courteney Selous (1896) is 'a Narrative of Events in Matabeleland Both Before and During the Recent Native Insurrection Up to the Date of the Disbandment of the Bulawayo Field Force'. Free eBook
Living Animals Of The World by Frederick Courteney Selous et al (1902) is an interesting description of animals, birds, fishes, reptiles, insects and more with authentic anecdotes. Volume I: Mammals. Volume 2: Birds, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, jointed animals, molluscs, etc. Free eBook Vol I Free eBook Vol II
African Nature Notes And Reminiscences by Frederick Courteney Selous (1908) is regarded by many to be his finest literary work. This engaging book gives an amazing insight into life in Africa both past and present. Kindle Version
The Gun At Home And Abroad by W R Ogilvie-Grant, J G Millais, D Carruthers, et al (1912-1915) 4 Volumes. Volume 3, 'Big Game In Africa And Europe' was authored by Frederick Courtney Selous and Abel Chapman.
Africa's Greatest Hunter: The Lost Writings Of Frederick C Selous edited by James Casada (1998) are the writings of Selous, complete with rare photographs and annotated by renowned African expert, Dr. James Casada. Selous describes early days in Botswana and Zambezia.
Frederick C Selous: A Hunting Legend edited by James Casada (2000) completes the work on the lost writings of Selous. Also Selous' friends shed light on the great hunter. Included are essays by Theodore Roosevelt and the great journalist, W T Snead as well as other materials that make Selous seem like flesh and blood.
Big Game Hunter: A Biography Of Frederick Courteney Selous by Norman Etherington (2016) describes Selous's extraordinary adventures, which included elephant-hunting, diamond-prospecting and an early expedition to found Rhodesia in the European scramble for Africa. The book also examines Selous's relationships with other influential people of the time, including Robert Baden-Powell, Frederick Russell Burnham, Cecil Rhodes, King Lobengula of the Ndebele and American President Teddy Roosevelt.
Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous DSO by John G Millais (1919) is the biography of one of the greatest hunters of all time, by a man who was himself a noted hunter/author/artist. Contains much information not found in Selous' own books. Kindle Version
More books by John G Millais
Mighty Nimrod: A Life Of Frederick Courteney Selous, African Hunter And Adventurer 1851-1917 by Stephen Taylor (1989) A fascinating biography of Frederick Courteney Selous 'The Mighty Nimrod' African Big Game Hunter and adventurer, his association with the likes of Cecil Rhodes and the great gold discovery, Theodore Roosevelt and his big game hunting adventures, the Boer war, commanding respect of African tribal leaders and more.
Percy Selous was the cousin of Frederick Courteney Selous.
Travel And Big Game by Percy Selous and H A Bryden (1897) includes chapters on hunting in Canada and North America and also much on hunting in Africa. Two chapters are by H A Bryden on hunting giraffe, buffalo and zebra. Free eBook
Edmund Selous (1857 - 1934) was the younger brother of Frederick Courteney Selous. He was an eminent ornithologist and writer.
The collection of 20 Edmund Selous Books on birds, insects and mammals.
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