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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Walter Montagu Kerr

The Far Interior

A Narrative of Travel and Adventure from The Cape of Good Hope Across the Zambesi to the Lake Regions of Central Africa. With numerous illustrations engraved by Mr. J. D. Cooper and others.

Published: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1887

Edition: Second edition

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2 volume set. Second edition.

Publishers decorative covers with gilt vignette and title.

Gilt title and vignette on spine.

Large fold-out map of a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope,

across the Zambesi, to Lake Nyassa

(from a survey by W. Montagu Kerr, C.E.).

Volume I.

xvi, [2], 316 pages.

Frontispiece portrait [photograph] + 14 plates.

Volume II.

viii, [1], 318 pages.

Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard.

16 plates + large fold-out map.

Kerr traveled to the South African diamond fields to seek

his fortune. He met Frederick Selous, the pair  venturing into

the interior of Matabeleland. In the river country leading to the

Zambesi, he hunted elephant with his 500 Henry rifle which he

refers fondly to as 'C.L.K.' after his father's initials carves into

the stock. There are instances of hunting lion near the Matua

River, buffalo near Lake Nyassa, and more elephant on the 

Shiré River [Czech, African Big Game 2011, p.151].

Recorded shipping weight 4000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 23 x 16 cm.
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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