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Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa. With notices of the native tribes, and anecdotes of the chase of the lion, elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, rhinoceros, &c
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1850 - Second edition. With frontispieces, engraved vignette title pages depicting the author in his kilt, 13 plates, one map. xv, 388, x, 381pp. 2 vols. 8vo. "Gordon Cumming appears to have hunted every species of South African fauna, and to have enjoyed an amount of sport almost unique even amongst the mighty hunters of Africa. The narrative is valuable for the account of the state of the country at this period, as well as for the excellent description afforded of the natives of the interior, and of the up-country Boers, while the interesting zoological and botanical notes give added value to the work." -- Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn vol. I, pp.398-399 Contemporary three quarter brown calf and marble paper over boards, stamped in blind along joints and at tips, spine gilt. Faint shelf wear along foot of boards and tips, slight foxing to endpapers, owner signature dated 1850. Fine With frontispieces, engraved vignette title pages depicting the author in his kilt, 13 plates, one map. xv, 388, x, 381pp. 2 vols. 8vo
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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