1 volume. First edition 1897. Very scarce title.
Bookplate of Henry Von Wackerbarth
Publishers green pictorial cloth covers.
Cover title vignettes with black title.
Gilt title and vignette to spine.
Uncut pages + repair to spine.
xii, 406 pages.
Illustrations + large folding map [57 x 47 cm].
"The autors traveled up the Chobe River to explore the unknown reaches
of that waterway from its confluence with the Zambezi to the Okavango River.
There are numerous recountings of sporting adventures including lion, sable,
hippopotamus, eland, and rhinoceros. "it is a most peculiar sensation to have
a rhinoceros charge one in the open. The elastic bounds of the great black mass,
with the horn at the executive end swaying from side to side as the head swings
in unison with the rest of the animal, have anything but a reassuring effect."
After a failed elephant hunt, giraffe was bagged, as were additional lion and a
variety of antelope species. A very difficult work to locate, and valuable for its
description of the region [Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of African
Big Game Hunting Books, 1785-1950, p.143].
Recorded shipping weight 2000g.
Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.
- Binding Condition: Very good
- Overall Condition: Very good
- Size: 23 x 16.5 cm