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G. A. Farini

THROUGH THE KALAHARI DESERT A journey to Lake N'Gami and back.

Africana Collectanea Series XLIII Facsimile Reprint of the original 1886 edition. No. 682 of 1000 numbered copies

Published: C. Struik, Cape Town, 1973

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Dust jacket in fine condition. Red rexine-covered boards with gilt logo on front cover and gilt titles on spine. Internally clean, binding tight and good. Pull-out map in perfect condition.

46 illustrations, plan of the Hundred Falls - Orange River, and map of the journey.

Pages [i-v]vi-xx  1-475.

G.A. Farini (real name William Leonard Hunt), in a small group which included his son 'Lulu' who took the pictures, explored the Kalahari in search of diamonds, cattle ranching areas, scientific information and adventure. Finding it, from his description of the 'Lost City of the Kalahari', has been the reason for many later expeditions into that area. A bit of a showman (he once walked across the Niagra falls on a tightrope), Farini may have exaggerated some of his finds, but his writing is a great contribution to books on exploration in Southern Africa.

  • Size: 220 x 150 x 60 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
  • Contact Person: Neil Berens
  • Country: South Africa
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