WILD LIFE IN AFRICA
by John G. Millais
2009 Long Beach, 48pp, oblong folio, color and black & white images, 20x16, hardcover
John G. Millais is well known as one of Englandís preeminent wildlife painters. Born in a Victorian era family of artists and hunters, he wrote and illustrated some of the finest hunting books ever. Now for the first time since 1928 when John Millais printed a very small run for private distribution, Wild Life in Africa is again availableóand at a popular price! Safari Press faithfully reproduced Millaisís coffee-table book that consists of twenty plates depicting African game scenes. Eleven of the plates are in black and white and nine are in color. Antiquarian book experts feel that there were likely less than 100 copies originally printed. Safari Press has reprinted this very rare Millais work. Like the original, we used very heavy stock (paper); consequently, the quality of the reproduction is excellent. The subjects of Millais brush and pen are mostly lions, elephants, rhino, and buffalo. In addition he depicts hippo, sable, giant eland, and landscapes from East and southern Africa. A magnificent work that is sure to be a collectorís item once this edition sells out.