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Charles John Andersson
The Okavango River (First British Edition)
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861. A Narrative of Travel, Exploration and Adventure. _______________ First British edition: 364 pages, wood engraved frontispiece of an African Elephant, an engraved title page vignette - a portrait of the author, and a title-page with 1861 on it, 15 plates, 15-page publisher's catalog of advertisements at the end of the volume. Original cloth, as shown in the photos. Some mild mottling to front and rear cloth, fading to spine. Original endsheets. The hinges are tight, but the binding is loose between some of the gatherings, like at page 48, 64, 97, 256. _______________ Andersson had been unable to follow the book through the press and was disappointed in the lack of editorial control in the final product. An American edition was issued in the same year but this title was not reprinted in London and remains perhaps the scarcest of Andersson's books. _______________ Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1, page 42: A description of a hunting expedition through Namaqualand and Damaraland. Andersson intended to explore these countries right up to the Cunene or Nourse River, but the difficulties of the expedition, though encountered with indomitable courage, proved to be insuperable, and he had to turn back. He obtained, however, much valuable information, and his success as a hunter and collector was unique in this part of the continent. The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefully described, and there is an interesting account of the once-famed guano island, Ichaboe. _______________ Wallis (J.P.R.) Fortune My Foe (1936), pag … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Springbok Books [Los Lunas, NM, U.S.A.]
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