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NYASALAND UNDER THE FOREIGN OFFICE
London: George Bell and Sons, 1903. First edition, the best of the issues with the deluxe binding and extra illustration. 17 illustrations on 16 full-page plates, 1 coloured folding map. 8vo, publisher’s best binding of original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt and black on the upper cover. xvi, 422, including index. A fine, bright and very handsome copy. RARE IN THIS BINDING AND PREFERRED ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION. The author says in his preface that every word of this book, except for a few connecting paragraphs and explanatory notes necessary for coherence, was written “among the scenes which it treats. It has been my habit to record personal experiences and impressions as nearly as possible at the time of their occurrence...” This quality of the work gives it the immediacy, “freshness and accuracy rarely absent from a narrative compiled on the spot.” He treats the reader to a history of the founding of the protectorate and his own personal connections to it as well as sections on its wildlife, big game, and physical, moral, and mental qualities of the natives and their customs and beliefs. He also shares the missionary accomplishments in the area and characteristics of the British administration there. Includes an appendix on game hunting regulations.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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