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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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G. A. Farini

Through the Kalahari Desert

A Narrative of a Journey with a Gun, Camera, and Note-Book to Lake Ngami and Back.

Published: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1886

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. Extremely scarce first edition. 

Burgundy half-leather with raised bands.

Morocco gilt title. Lovely condition.

xx, 475 pages + 32 page publishers catalogue at rear.

46 illustrations + diagrams + fold-out map.

Includes fold-out plan of the hundred falls of the Orange river.

William Leonard Hunt was a Canadian who used the

pseudonym Guillermo Farini and was one of the first

westerners to cross the unexplored portion on the

Kalahari. On his return to Europe, he published a book

detailing his experiences which included descriptions of

unusual rock formations which he believed to be ruins of

hitherto unknown buildings. The publication of the book

is thought to have given rise to the search for the fabled lost

city of the Kalahari.   

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery. 

  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 23 x 16 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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