1 volume. Second edition 1863. 6 Colour lithographs by J. Wolf.
Prize bindings by Seton & Mackenzie, respected binders
and booksellers based in Edinburgh in mid 1800's.
Full-calf with gilt armorial vignette.
Presentation plate on inside cover.
Gilt lineral borders.
Gilt morocco title + marbled page blocks.
Gilt raised bands with gilt decorative panels.
x, 451 pages.
Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.
16 full-page plates [some sepia].
30 in-text illustrations.
1 fold-out map [22 x 38 cm].
"During the last three years of Baldwin's wanderings, he journeyed
over from 12,000 to 15,000 miles of country, and becoming at last
somewhat weary of his vagrant life, he made up his mind that it was
'nearly time to call a halt.' His experiences are written in a simple
matter-of-fact manner, but he went through more adventures than
almost any other of the great South African travellers and hunters."
Professor Ken Czech provides the following summary:
"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 (though 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." [Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game
Hunting Books, 1785-1950, p. 12].
Recorded shipping weight 2000g.
Shipped and recorded by recorded delivery.
- Binding Condition: Very good
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 22 x 14.5 cm
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