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Mrs. Diana Strickland

Through the Belgian Congo

Published: Hurst & Blackett, London, 1924

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition. Very hard to find any first editions. 

Publishers red cloth with blind-stamped black borders.

Black title to spine.

Pictorial dust-jacket in lovely condition.

288 pages + frontispiece portrait.

15 full-page photographic plates.

Front endpaper map of journey through the Belgian Congo.

Some spotting/foxing.

"The author and her husband traveled by paddle wheel up the Kasai River,

then trekked toward the Lomami River. There are instances of hunting

hippopotamus and water-buck, with elephant bagged near Lake Kivu.

On the Ruindi Plain, Mrs. Strickland collected lion, then returned to camp

'to enjoy a well-earned whiskey and soda.' Heading into the thick fastness

of the Ituri Forest, buffalo and additional elephant were take. An entertaining

work, [Czech: An Annotated Bibliography of African

Big Game Hunting Books, 1785 - 1950 p.159]". 

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Jacket Condition: Very good
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23.5 x 16.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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