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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

J. Leyland

Adventures in the Far Interior of South Africa including a Journey to Lake Ngami AND Rambles in Honduras

to which is appended a Short Treatise on the Best Mode of Skinning and Preserving Birds, Animals, &c; also Receipts for Making Preservatives.

Published: George Routledge and Sons, London, 1866

Edition: First edition

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First edition (pp. vii, 283, appendix). Small octavo (19 cm) in dark green publisher's cloth, gilt titles, decorations in blind; many engraved plates depicting wildlife.

From the 1952 sales catalogue: "An account of three journeys in South Africa 1848-1852. Arriving at Algoa Bay he proceeded to Graaf-Reinet and Grahams Town - collecting, shooting, and preserving birds. The next trip from Graaf-Reinet to Lake Ngami on which he enjoyed excellent sport meeting lions, hyenas, all kinds of antelopes and obtaining a large number of natural history specimens. [He] visited Dr. Livingstone at Kolabeng; describing the disturbed state of the country, the result of the disputes of the Boers with Secheli and of the Kaffir War of 1850. Excellent descriptions of the inhabitants and fauna of the country and many notes on the game and wild animals and birds of South Africa" (probably Frankels of Port Elizabeth). Unopened; tips of spine lightly worn. Near Fine. 

  • Sold By: Trillium Antiquarian Books
  • Contact Person: William Van Nest
  • Country: Canada
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