503 pages, frontispiece portrait of the author with a facsimile signature, colour folding map, 22 plates, 35 illustrations in the text, original orange cloth with gilt vignettes on the upper cover and back, edges uncut (foxed),a card bearing a facsimile of Selous' signature is taped at the base of the half title page, a very good copy.
Czech (Kenneth P.) An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999 pages 251-2 , '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 Very Good Copy
- Size: 8vo (230 x 170 mm)