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Bertrand, Alfred

The Kingdom Of The Barotsi, Upper Zambezia

A voyage of exploration in Africa, returning by the Victoria Falls, Matabeleland, the Transvaal, Natal and the Cape translated by A.B. Miall

Published: T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1899

Edition: First

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Bertrand, a Swiss army officer joined an expedition headed by Captain A. St. Hill Gibbons, to the interior of Barotseland. There are detailed accounts of the journey taken from the author's diary, with special attention paid to the terrain and natives of the region. Nearing the rivers Machila and Zambesi, the author bagged buffalo, wildebeest and lion. The illustrations by Van Muyden are particularly vivid (Kenneth Czech - Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 -1999, page 25).

304 pages with 97 illustrations and two maps. 304 pages, frontispiece portrait of the author, 2 folding maps, one of which has a tear, numerous plates - included in the pagination, black and white illustrations. "With the author's compliments" written on the half title page but no signature.

Original red cloth with gilt vignette of a buffalo head on the upper cover, top and bottom of spine a little scuffed, titled gilt on the cover and the spine, a good copy.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 23.5x16
  • Name: Africana Books
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