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James, F. L.

The Unknown Horn of Africa. An Exploration from Berbera to the Leopard River

Published: George Philip & Son, London, 1888

Edition: First

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8vo; later quarter burgundy rexine with red cloth sides, lettered in gilt on spine; new endpapers; all edges tinted; pp. xiv + 344, incl. index; numerous illustrations in text and plates, those of birds by Keulemans; facsimile folding map in end pocket. Foxed throughout; some plates have tissue-guards, others do not; damp-ripple and staining to one plate (facing p. 171) and trace of ripple to adjacent leaves. Good condition.

(Tenri Africana 1633; Czech, p. 139) "While primarily a work of exploration and adventure in Somaliland, the author does partake in a few hunts for kudu, lion and assorted antelopes near the River Webbe. Once, while stalking rhinoceros, he came to within a few feet of one, but was unable to see it due to the heavy growth of mimosa before the beast made its escape. ... James was killed by an elephant in West Africa in 1890." - Czech: An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
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  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA

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