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KESSEL, O.V.,

Van Java naar Borneo en andere Reis- en Jagtavonturen voor de Jeugd. [Eerste druk; First edition].

      - Leiden, Noothoven van Goor, [.], 1862. Small 8°. Original blind stamped cloth, large gilded vignette on front panel, gilded title on spine. [96]pp. Handcoloured lithographed frontispiece, 11 handcoloured lithographeplates illustrating hunting sceneries with wild animals. Dutch language collection of adventure and hunting stories told to dutch youths. Althoug title suggests as setting Java, Sumatra and Borneo this is far from the truth. Author explains in first chapter the objective of his voyage to Pontianak and further to innermost Borneo to enhance topographical observations. Other stories deal with a hunt for a man-eating tiger in Mysore (India), Lion-hunting in North Africa, Wolves in North America, hunting in the environment of Adelaide and Melbourne. gOOD COPY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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