INCLUDING LAKE NGAMI, THE KALAHARI DESERT, ETC. FROM 1852 TO 1860
Third edition, x, 428 pages, frontispiece portrait, 11 plates 4 of which are tinted lithographs, numerous illustrations in text and a folding map. Previous owner’s inscription in ink on front free endpaper, pages uncut. Bound in the original brown cloth with gilt vignette of a lion’s head on the upper cover and gilt titling on spine, a very good copy.
Czech: An annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, page 12, ‘A work of early sport and travel, this describes Baldwin’s journeys through Natal, Zululand, the Transvaal, Bechuanaland, Matabeleland, and Namaqualand to the Zambesi and the Victoria Falls (although not yet known as that). He hunted in the lands of the Amatongas and Zulus where he collected hippopotamus, lion, eland, rhinoceros, buffalo, kudu and giraffe. Near Lake Ngami, he bagged elephant, then crossed the Tugela River on his way to the Zambesi (Victoria) Falls where he encountered buffalo and lion.’
- Binding Condition: Very good
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 8vo. (230 x 150 mm)