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Selous Frederick Courteney
HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA, Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa. Containing Accounts of Explorations Beyond the Zambesi, on the River Chobe, and in the Matabele and Mashuna Countries, with Full Notes upon the Natural History and Present Distribution of all the Large Mammalia
London Richard Bentley and Son 1893. Rare Early Issue in the publisher's original cloth, identical to the first issue of the book. The third issue of the book, still in the original green cloth with decorations in gilt to the covers and spine. With a folding map and nineteen classic and important full-page engravings by A. B. Selous, J. Smit, and E. Whymper. 8vo, publisherÂ’s original green cloth, gilt lettered and pictorially decorated in black and gilt on the spine, and with gilt pictorial decorations on the upper cover. xvii, 455, including index. A pleasing and well preserved copy, the cloth with a bit of mellowing or age, the text block a bit shaken, but rare in the original green cloth. VERY RARE IN THE PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL GILT DECORATED GREEN CLOTH. Seldom if ever encountered, this work is based on the author's eight years as a professional elephant-hunter in South Africa. It has become a classic in the field of Africana and is a cornerstone in any collection on the subject. Copies in cloth are rare as no more than 1000 copies only were printed. Most copies at the time were sold to hunters, were terribly damaged from being used in the field and on safari and thus, virtually no copies ever seem to come to market. An important work also for its depiction of early forays into the interior of Southern Africa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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