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Harris, Capt. William Cornwallis
Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837, from the Cape of Good Hope, through the Territories of the chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn, with a Sketch of the recent Emigration of the Border Colonists, and a Zoological appendix
printed at the American Mission Press [E.A. Webster, Printer, Jail Road], Bombay, 1838. First edition. With four lithographic plates (signed in the plate "in stone by W.C. Harris") and a folding map with travel routes in hand coloring. xviii, 406 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. H.A. Bryden Copy of Harris' 'Narrative', Printed in Bombay. Very interesting account of Harris' explorations in southern Africa, giving a view of the land and the abundance of game at the earliest stages of the Boer emigration from British territories. In an addendum to the prefatory matter, Harris records learning of the massacre of Piet Retief and his party of voortrekkers by Dingaan and the Zulu in February 1838. The work was subsequently published as The Wild Sports of Southern Africa in London (editions in 1839, 1841, 1844, and 1852). This edition includes a six-page list of subscribers (chiefly military and civil servants in India). With the ownership signature and bookplate of H.A. BRYDEN, author of Gun and Camera in South Africa (1893), and several other notable works (see Czech pp. 24-5). An excellent association copy of an important work. Mendelssohn I, pp. 686-8; Czech, Africa p. 71 Contemporary half black morocco and marbled boards. Rubbed but entirely sound and internally clean. Owner signature of H. A. Bryden, 1893, and his sporting bookplate With four lithographic plates (signed in the plate "in stone by W.C. Harris") and a folding map with travel routes in hand coloring. xviii, 406 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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