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Selous, Frederick Courteney

A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa. 1893

Being a Narrative of Nine Years spent amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa.

Published: Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1893

Edition: First 1893 Edition

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Containing accounts of exploration beyond the Zambesi, on the River Chobe, and in the Matabele and Masona Countries, with full notes upon the natural history and present distribution of all the large mammalia.

It is observed in the Preface that since the issue of "Baldwins' book upon African hunting...now nearly twenty years ago, no work has been published which can be considered in any way as a guide for men about to visit the interior of South Africa in search of sport." This volume claims to supply the want of such a publication, and gives particular respecting the travels and adventures of the author from 1871 to 1880 in Bechuanaland, Mashonaland, Matabeleland, and the Transvaal, during which period Mr. Selous "led the life of a professional elephant hunter." The work contains a large amount of information respecting the fauna of the sub-continent, with many details for the benefit of sportsmen shooting in the regions traversed by the author.

SOURCE: MENDELSSOHN. Volume II. Pages 299-300.

Original dark green boards with bevelled edge and gilt animal heads vignette to upper board, and gilt spine titles. Third Edition, with nineteen full-page illustrations by J Smit, E Whymper, and Miss. A.B. Selous.  Half Title, Frontispiece /tissue guard, Title with vignette, dedication, Preface, Contents, List of Illustrations. xvii + Map. 455 pages text with index. 7 plates. 11 full page illustrations.

Map has been repaired and rebacked. Some foxing particularily to tissue guards, and prelims. Contents very clean.

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  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 23 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: info@qwbooks.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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