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The Wild Sports of Southern Africa; Being the Narrative of an Expedition From the Cape of Good Hope, Through the Territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn
London: Pelham Richardson, 1844. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. Signed binding of contemporary half maroon morocco by R. H. Porter. Spine in six compartments, gilt titles and vignettes, raised bands tooled in gilt. Pebble-grain maroon cloth sides, all edges gilt. Bound without Plate I, "Moselekatse", with Plate IV, "The Gnoo" used as frontispiece instead. 24 hand colored plates, engraved and hand colored title as well as a typeset title, folding map in rear. Plate X noted with some foxing else the plates are fine, bright and fresh. The map is also fine. The binding is fine as well, with only traces of rubbing at the edges, hinges and corners. And this edition contains the two extra chapters. Experts consider this the first big game hunting books written and an essential title for any African sporting collection. Originally issued 5 years earlier with fewer monochrome plates, the third (1841) and 4th (1844) editions contain the 24 plates in vivid hand coloring.
      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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