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Seven Years iin South Africa - Travels, Researches, and Hunting Adventures, between the Diamond-Fields and the Zambesi (1872 - 79) - in Two Volumes
Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, Boston, 1881, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThis thrillingly recounted journey, of which this is the first US edition, is in two volumes. The brown waxed cloth covers of both volumes are, for their age, are still vivid. The gold print is bright, the pressed illustrations are unworn and evocative. The covers of both volumes have general wear and marking from use and storage. Volume II is the more marked of the two with storage spotting marks. The corners and edges are worn but not significantly so. The back covers are principally storage rubbed. The spines of both volumes are worn at the head and foot. The head of the spines have wear from pulling. Both have handling wear - but the printing is clear and strong. The bindings are muscular and strong. The frontispage of volume 1 is unmarked. That of volume 2 has damp staining. The end papers of both volumes have shallow cracks in the spine seams through to the binding stitching. In volume 2 there is a small half-circle open tear to the bottom end page towards the spine edge. The front pages of volume 1 are in very good condition. In volume 2 has a long crack along the spine seam. The frontis illustration page is loosened at the foot. The thin protective page has earned its keep and the condition thereon is good. In volume one the map is torn but complete. Volume 2 is the more handled of the two and has handling marking throughout. However, this adventurous, breathlessly boys-own like story is in very good condition. All pages and illustration plates are complete, intact and firmly attached to the bindings. The illustrations are courageous in their description and are a delight. The text in both volumes is clear, very readable and clean. fk Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Africana - Travel; Inventory No: agyh.
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