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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Selous (Frederick Courteney)

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA

Being the narrative of the last eleven years spent by the author on the Zambesi and its tributaries; with an account of the colonisation of Mashunaland and the progress of the gold industry in that country with numerous illustrations and a map.

Published: Rowland Ward, London, 1893

Edition: First Edition

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First edition: 503 pages, frontispiece portrait of the author, 22 plates, 35 illustrations in the text, colour folding map which has two holes punched in the side margin - not affecting the map, original tan cloth with gilt vignette of lions on upper cover, decoration and titled gilt on the spine, starting to detach at the front hinge, but holding on to the netting, a very good copy contents bright.

Czech (Dr Kenneth) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1785 to 1999 page 251-252: 'In this work recounting eleven years of exploration, work and sport in the 1880's and 1890's, Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambezi, Zweswi, and Manyami Rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland and hartebeest. After returning to the Transvaal, he linked with Montague Kerr and travelled into Matabeleland. Selous hunted more lions and rhinoceros, and vividly depicts an elephant hunt near the Zweswi River. In 1886, he hunted through Mashonaland, but was forced to escape after his camp was destroyed by hostile tribesmen. Eventually reaching the Zambezi, he hunted lion and lost a canoe to a hippopotamus. He concludes with a chapter on rifles, and another reflecting earlier sporting adventures after elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and others.'

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (240 x 170 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
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