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Parker Gillmore [UBIQUE}

THROUGH GASA LAND AND THE SCENE OF PORTUGUESE AGGRESSION

The Journey of a Hunter in Search of Gold and Ivory

Published: Harrison and Sons, London, No date (c. 1890)

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition ca. 1890. A lovely copy.

Burgundy cloth cover with gilt title and large gilt elephant vignette.

Gilt title with gilt giraffe vignette  on spine.

Pages untrimmed.

Folding colour map frontispiece.

xii, 349 pages.

"Gillmore entered Gasa Land, the coastal area of present day Mozambique,

to emulate “the great exploits of Gordon Cumming, Andersson,

Sir Cornwallis Harris, and other mighty Nimrods” in pursuit of elephant big game.

His hunting party encountered buffalo near the Limpopo River, then elephant

which left his shoulder “so fearfully contused” from his rifles recoil that he had to

take a recess from his hunting adventures. Eventually setting up base camp on

the Sabi River, the sportsmen enjoyed considerable hunting for elephant,

hippopotamus, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion, giraffe and the like while collecting

ivory and trading with native Mashonas, Matabele and Manatees. Unfortunately,

there are no illustrations to complement the exciting text, [Czech, An Annotated

Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1785 to 1950, p.64].

Recorded shipping weight 1000g.

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  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22 x 14.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: moloneytom3@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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