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ANDERSSON, Charles John [Karl Johan] (1827-1867)
The Okavango River: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861. [Colonial Exploration] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.xxii; 364. With 17 wood engravings by Zwecker and Pearson, including a frontispiece and vignette title page. Contemporary red full calf with raised bands, gilt titles to a navy label on spine, further gilt decoration to spine, and a gilt monogram to upper board. All edges and endpapers marbled. Brighton bookseller's label to front pastedown. Some bumping to corners. Light toning and rubbing, with some minor re-colouring to spine. Very good. Tales of an extravagant hunting trip to Namibia by the Swedish naturalist and hunter, filled with anecdotes about encounters with big game, such as elephants and lions. Describing Africa as 'that repulsive and least accessible quarter of the globe,' Andersson gallantly personifies the caricature of the nineteenth century European traveller. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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