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Mohr (Edward)

TO THE VICTORIA FALLS OF THE ZAMBESI.

Translated from the German of Edward Mohr by N. D’Anvers.

Published: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London, 1876

Edition: First Edition

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xiv + 462 pages, folding map, 4 chromolithographs including a fine view of Victoria Falls (page 323), 11 full-page wood engraved plates, lacks the portrait of the author as the frontispiece. Bound in half brown calf with mauve pebble-grained cloth sides, sprinkled edges, contents bright. 

Czech (Dr Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999, (New Edition 2011), page 198, ‘A German sportsman, Mohr travelled to the Victoria Falls “partly for the sake of hunting, partly in the hope of making geographical discoveries.” After landing at Cape Town, he and his companions ventured into the interior, crossing the Tugela River and enjoying a wide variety of sport. Eland, buffalo, black rhinoceros and kudu were bagged. Near the Matopo Mountains, they hunted eland and wildebeest with Dreyse needle-guns, an early form of breech loader that would achieve great fame in the Franco-Prussian War which was being waged during Mohr’s expedition. Marching from Tati to the Zambesi, lion and elephant were collected, with additional rhino and buffalo taken near the falls. An excellent work of exploration and sport,'

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (215 x 140 mm)
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