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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

US Auction #8 begins on 01 Sep 2021

Lloyd, A. B.

In Dwarf Land and Cannibal Country

A Record of Travel and Discovery in Central Africa

Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1909

Edition: Second U.S. edition

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The author, a missionary, traveled through the Belgian Congo and into the border region with Uganda, northwest of Lake Victoria. There are numerous incidents of hunting antelope, as well as encounters with lion and leopard. Of particular interest are Lloyd’s hunts after elephant -- with a .303 rifle. As he noted, "I had always looked upon elephant hunting as being all right for those who were tired of life and longed to be freed from its worries. . . ." He also describes his time spent among cannibal and pigmy tribes of Central Africa, with additional comments on the terrain and climate of the region.

A professionally rebound copy with the gilt pictorial vignette of the original binding tipped in on new ivory-colored buckram, gilt spine titles. New endpapers. Raised blind stamp on title page. Well illustrated with full page plates and numerous text illustrations. Two folding maps. Contents tight, bright, and free of foxing. A heavy book, international postage from the U.S. about $35.

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near fine
  • Size: Thick octavo
  • Sold By: Classic Arms Books
  • Contact Person: Ken Czech
  • Country: United States
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