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Höhnel (Lieut. Ludwig Von)


Published: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1894

Edition: First Edition

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A narrative of count Samuel Teleki's exploring & by his companion hunting expedition in eastern equatorial Africa in 1887 &1888

By his companion Lieut. Ludwig von Höhnel

Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers)

With 179 original illustrations and 5 coloured maps.

In two volumes

First edition: 2 volumes. Vol. 1 - xx + 435 pages. Vol. 11- xii + 397 pages, frontispiece portrait in 1 of Samuel Teleki, frontispiece map in 11 showing the route of the expedition, 34 plates, numerous text illustrations, working loose at the front hinge on both volumes, uncut edges, light foxing, original brown cloth with gilt vignettes on upper covers and gilt antelope heads and titles on the spines - which are starting to fray, a good set.

Czech (Kenneth) Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 -1999, page 131: An excellent work of exploration and sport, this set represents African adventure at its finest. Departing form Zanzibar, the expedition hunted buffalo, rhino, and a variety of palins game in the neighbourhood of Mount Kilimanjaro. Near Lake Nyriri, more rhino and buffalo were encountered. While hunting elephant, von Höhnel was injured from recoil when he fired his heavy bore rifle from a prone position, Continuing 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.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Set
  • Size: 8vo (240 x170mm)
  • Name: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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