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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Baldwin (William Charles)


Including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert etc. From 1852 to 1860.

Published: Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1894

Edition: Third Edition

Reserve: $300


Estimate: $350/400

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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With illustrations by James Wolf and J.B. Zwecker

Third edition: x, 428 pages, frontispiece portrait, 11 plates 4 of which are tinted lithographs, numerous illustrations in text and a folding map, corners slightly bumped, the bottom back corner is very bumped, original brown cloth with gilt vignette of a lion's head on the upper cover and gilt titling on spine, a very good copy.

Czech (Kenneth): An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game hunting Books, 1785 to 1999, page 16 -17, 'A work of early sport and travel, this describes Baldwin’s journeys through Natal, Zululand, the Transvaal, Bechuanaland, Matabeleland, and Namaqualand to the Zambesi and the Victoria Falls (although not yet known as that). He hunted in the lands of the Amatongas and Zulus where he collected hippopotamus, lion, eland, rhinoceros, buffalo, kudu and giraffe. Near Lake Ngami, he bagged elephant, then crossed the Tugela River on his way to the Zambesi (Victoria) Falls where he encountered buffalo and lion.'

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 150 mm)

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