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Life in the Wilderness;
1846 - or, Wanderings in South Africa. First edition. Frontispiece & 2 plates, with several illustrations in the text. 8vo. Later half morocco, some light staining to pastedowns, bookplate & embossed stamp on title page. xiii, 318pp. London, Richard Bentley, ?An early work of travel and sport, in this the author trekked to the Orange and Vaal rivers, eventually venturing into Griqualand during an eight-month sporting safari? (Czech.) Although its primary interest is for its description of game animals, the work provides a good deal of information on geography and botany. The author saw Makoma at Fort Beaufort - ?the celebrated chief and orator . in a brutal state of intoxication, surrounded by his wives and chancellors? (p46.) Methuen also met up with Livingstone, who was returning to Mobatze. Mendelssohn II, p6; Czech, p114. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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