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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Gibbons, (A. St. H)

EXPLORATION AND HUNTING IN CENTRAL AFRICA 1895-96

Published: Methuen & Co., London, 1898

Edition: First edition

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xi, 408 pages, 40 pages publisher’s catalogue dated October 1898,¬†frontispiece portrait, 8 full-page plates by C. Whymper, 24 photographic plates, folding map. Original green cloth with gilt vignette of hunting scene on the upper cover and gilt titling on the spine, edges uncut, previous owner’s inscription in ink on front free endpaper, light foxing on the preliminary pages otherwise¬† contents are bright, a good copy.

Czech: An annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, page 62, ‘A well-written account of the author’s journey up the Zambesi into Barotseland and into the country of the Marotse. He ably describes the region, with attention paid to the area around Lake Victoria. Gibbons relates episodes of hunting buffalo, lion, roan, eland, hartebeest, and wildebeest in the region. His frontispiece portrait reveals Victorian mustachios to die for.’

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 155 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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