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. Free eBook 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 Mashonaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in that Country'. Selous recounts 11 years of exploration, work and sport in the 1880's, describing numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambesi, Zweswi and Manyami Rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland and hartebeest. After returning to the Transvaal, he linked with Montagu Kerr and travelled into Matabeleland. He concludes with a chapter on rifles, and another reflecting earlier sporting adventures after elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and others. Free eBook 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'. The book deals with the native insurrection and Selous' experiences until the disbanding of the Bulawayo Field Force and his resignation as an officer in the Corps. Free eBook
Sport And Travel: East And West by Frederick Courteney Selous (1900) is a travel book of hunting trips to Asia Minor, Wyoming and Montana in the 1890s. As well as Africa, Selous took the time to hunt in Turkey where he bagged wild goats and maral stags. The second half of this book details his hunts in the Rocky Mountains. Free eBook Kindle Version
Living Animals Of The World by Frederick Courteney Selous et al (1902) is an interesting 2 volume 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. Other authors include C J Cornish, Sir Harry Johnston, C H Lane, L Wain, W P Pycraft, H A Bryden, F G Aflalo, W Saville-Kent, W F Kirby, H Maxwell, J Bickerdyke and T Wood. Free eBook Vol I Free eBook Vol II
Recent Hunting Trips In British North America by Frederick Courteney Selous (1907) is Selous' book about his American and Canadian hunting experiences. He went on this trip with Charles Sheldon and hunted sheep, moose and bear. Free eBook Kindle Version
African Nature Notes And Reminiscenc 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. Free eBook 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) is a collection of Selous' writings and articles in periodicals about his early hunting days in Bechuanaland (now, Botswana), his hunts after lions in the Kalahari, his many hunting trips in Zambezia, his opinions on big-game rifles, his elephant hunting adventures, his views on hippo hunting and his presentations to the Royal Geographic Society concerning his hunts in Southern Africa.
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 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 and artist. Contains much information not found in Selous' own books. Free eBook 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 (1854 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 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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