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Willoughby (Captain Sir John C. Bart)


Published: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1889

Edition: First edition

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The narrative of a sporting trip from Zanzibar to the borders of the Masai

With a postscript by Sir Robert G. Harvey, Bart.

First edition. xii, 312 pages, frontispiece and 17 plates - 4 of animal heads have tissue guards with descriptive captions, folding map, original dark green cloth with gilt title and vignette on the upper cover, decorative gilt and title on the spine, original black endpapers – booksellers ticket on the front paste down end paper – Rowland Ward, edges uncut, light foxing mainly on the page edges, a very good copy.

Czech (Dr. Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 – 1999, page 304: ‘Willoughby and Sir Robert Harvey trekked into virtually unknown region of the Tana River, the Taveta Forest and the area near Mount Kilimanjaro. On this extensive safari, the pair bagged rhinoceros, lion, buffalo, hippopotamus, eland, elephant, and other game. There is also a letter written by Harvey describing a lengthy hunt along the Tana River.’

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x170mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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