First edition. 2 volumes: Vol 1 - xix + 276 pages: Vol 2 - xxi +297 pages, frontispieces, numerous photographic plates, large folding linen- backed maps in pockets at the back of each volume, green cloth titled gilt on the upper covers - with a map of Africa on the upper covers, the spines are also titled gilt , top edges gilt, foxing throughout, and on the page edges, edges uncut, a good set.
Czech (Dr. Kenneth P.) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999 page 105: Gibbons set out to discover the main source of the Zambesi and define and map the regions. These two volumes provide excellent information on the terrain and rivers, as well as the peoples inhabiting the area. There is, however, relatively brief mention of sport on the expedition. Near the Okavango River, the author bagged buffalo, and near the Kariba Gorge, he hunted rhino. After traversing the countryside northward to Khartoum, he proceeded to successfully hunt elephant and hippo on the Nile.
- Overall Condition: A Good Set
- Size: 8vo (250 x140mm)
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