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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Schulz (Aurel) & Hammar (August)

A JOURNEY UP THE CHOBE AND DOWN THE OKOVANGA RIVERS,

A RECORD OF EXPLORATION AND SPORT

Published: William Heinemann, London,

Edition: First Edition

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xii, 406 pages, 2 pages advertisements, frontispiece portrait of Aurel Schulz, 4 colour (red tinted) plates of bushman paintings, numerous text illustrations, folding map, inscription of previous owner on front free endpaper. Original pictorial green cloth, gilt titling and image of a buck’s head on spine, bottom corner of the front board bumped and some insect scarring on the upper cover, edges uncut, a very good copy.

Czech: An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, page 143/144, 'The authors traveled up the Chobe River to explore the unknown reaches of that waterway from its confluence with the Zambezi to the Okavango River. There are numerous recountings of sporting adventures including lion, sable, hippopotamus, eland, and rhinoceros. "It is a most peculiar sensation to have a rhinoceros charge one in the open. The elastic bounds of the great black mass, with the horn at the executive end swaying from side to side as the head swings in unison with the rest of the animal, have anything but a reassuring effect."After a failed elephant hunt, giraffe was bagged, as were additional lion and a variety of antelope species. A very difficult work to locate, and valuable for its descriptions of the region.'

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (235 x 160 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Visa & Mastercard and Bank transfers
  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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