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05 Mar 2020 16:30 GMT

Lieut. Ludwig von Hohnel

Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie

A narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's exploring & hunting expedition in eastern equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888

Published: Longmans Green & Co, London, 1894

Edition: First edition

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2 volumes. First edition 1894 - very scarce.

Blue cloth with gilt vignette on covers.

Gilt titles and gilt vignette on spines.

Colour endpapers and booksellers stamp.

Bookplate of Alex A. Barrell inside both volumes.

Sporadic staining/foxing.

Volume I.

xx, 435 pages + frontispiece portrait.

Dedication page + 21 full-page plates.

In-text illustrations.

Large fold-out map at rear [70 x 67 cm].

Map has been reinforced.

Volume II.

xii, 397 pages + map frontispiece.

13 full-page plates + in-text illustrations.

Large fold-out map at rear [70 x 67 cm].

Map has been reinforced.

"An excellent work of exploration and sport, this scarce set

represents African adventure at its finest. Departing from

Zanzibar the expedition hunted buffalo, rhinoceros, and a

variety of plains animals in the neighborhood of Mount Kilimanjaro.

There was also considerable elephant hunting near Mount Nyiro,

with additional elephant hunting near Lake Stephanie."

[Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game

Hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, p.78].

Recorded shipping weight 3500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 24.5 x 16.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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