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Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie. A Narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's Exploring & Hunting Expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888 (2 Vols)
- Longmans Green & Co 1st English Edition (1894) Account of the first Europeans to sight Lakes Turkana (Rudolf)and Chew Bahir (Stefanie), in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia, which region they explored while Count Teleki hunted extensively and von Hohnel collected botanical specimen. The work has been re-bound in full navy calf with gilt decoration and bands on spine, while original decorative gilt motif from front covers has been laid down on new boards. Both vols are contained in a custom-made slipcase.435 + 397 pp with frontis portrait, sketch map and two sheets of folding maps,numerous engraved plates and text engravings all present. Books are still mostly unslit, but a few pages show signs of rough slitting. Isolated spots of very light foxing, but vol 2 has damp marking penetrating onto bottom margins on some two hundred pages in the middle of the textblock, some rippling of pages. Otherwise this uncommon set is in good condition. Lovely Set!! - See attached. Qouted Czech 1999 : 78 "An excellent work of exploration and sport, this scarce set represents African adventure at its finest. Departing from Zanzibar, the expedition hunted buffalo, rhinoceros and a variety of plains game in the neighbourhoods of Mount Kilamanjaro. Near lake Niri, more rhino and buffalo were encountered. While hunting elephant, von Hohnel was injured from recoil when he fired his heavy-bore rifle from a prone positioin. Contiunuing into Kenya, the party hunted rhino, buffalo and eland near Lake Baringo. There was also considerable elephant hunting near Mount Nyiro, with additional elephant stalking near Lake Stephanie". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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