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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

US Auction #15 begins on 03 May 2023

Alfred Bertrand


A voyage of exploration in Africa, returning by the Victoria Falls, Matabeleland, the Transvaal, Natal and the Cape translated by A.B. Miall

Published: J.C. Juta & Co, Cape Town & Johannesburg & PE & Stellenbosch, 1899

Edition: First

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Bertrand, a Swiss army officer joined an expedition headed by Captain A. St. Hill Gibbons, to the interior of Barotseland. There are detailed accounts of the journey taken from the author's diary, with special attention paid to the terrain and natives of the region. Nearing the rivers Machila and Zambesi, the author bagged buffalo, wildebeest and lion. The illustrations by Van Muyden. (Czech - Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785 -1999, page 25)

With 97 illustrations and two maps

304 pages, frontispiece portrait of the author, 2 folding maps, numerous plates - included in the pagination, black and white illustrations, original red cloth with gilt vignette of a buffalo head on the upper cover, titled gilt on the cover and the spine. Some wear to spine top edge.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (240 x160mm)
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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