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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

Vasse (William)


Published: Rowland Ward & Co., London, 1895

Edition: First Edition

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First edition: xiv, 164 pages and 23 pages of publisher’s catalogue, photographic frontispiece, 79 photographic plates, and a map. Original light red cloth with gilt titling on upper board and spine - front cover is rippled and spine faded, signature of previous owner on the front free endpaper, light foxing throughout but the plates printed on coated paper are not affected.

 Czech: An annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, page 167, ‘Guillaume Vasse (even his name was translated) sailed to Mozambique in 1904 to enjoy an extended hunting trip. Proceeding into the foothills of the Drakensburg Range, he collected klipspringer and bushbuck, then traveled to the Zombi River where he bagged sable. Near the Pungwi River, Vasse hunted eland, hartebeest, waterbuck, and buffalo. Numerous leopard were bagged in the region, as well as elephant. Continuing on to the Sungwi River, he also collected a number of lion. Entering the Zambezi, hippopotamus was added to the bag, as was kudu. This is an excellent work of sporting adventure, well illustrated with numerous photographs, and quite scarce.’

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (240 x170mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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