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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Chamberlain, George Agnew

African Hunting Among the Thongas

Published: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1923

Edition: First

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The Hosken Copy

8vo; olive-green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, with pictorial onlay to upper cover; endpaper map; Hosken bookplate to front free endpaper verso; pp. (xiv) + xi + (i) + 286 + publisher's catalogue; plates with captioned tissue guards. Backstrip a little frayed at tail, with title gilt dulled; corners slightly turned, and cloth a touch rubbed; discreet archival tape reinforcing to gutter between front endpaper and flyleaf; short, closed tear to top edge of front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition.

(Hosken, p. 45; Czech, p. 59; Tenri Africana 2284) "A novelist, Chamberlain travelled to Portuguese East Africa where he hunted eland, kudu, wildebeest, bushbuck and lion with two chapters on hunting elephant in the region between Panda and the Limpopo River. He admits to thoughts of murdering his gun bearer when the native spoiled a shot at a trophy nyala." - Czech: Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: lindsay@christison.co.za
  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Paypal
  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA


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