Adventures in the Far Interior of South Africa including a Journey to Lake Ngami AND Rambles in Honduras to which is appended a Short Treatise on the Best Mode of Skinning and Preserving Birds, Animals, &c; also Receipts for Making Preservatives.
Seller ID: 2309S
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1866. First edition (pp. vii, 283, appendix). Small octavo (19 cm) in dark green publisher’s cloth, gilt titles, decorations in blind; many engraved plates depicting wildlife. From the 1952 sales catalogue: “ An account of three journeys in South Africa 1848-1852. Arriving at Algoa Bay he proceeded to Graaf-Reinet and Grahams Town— collecting, shooting, and preserving birds. The next trip from Graaf-Reinet to Lake Ngami on which he enjoyed excellent sport meeting lions, hyenas, all kinds of antelopes and obtaining a large number of natural history specimens. [He] visited Dr. Livingstone at Kolabeng; describing the disturbed state of the country, the result of the disputes of the Boers with Secheli and of the Kaffir War of 1850. Excellent descriptions of the inhabitants and fauna of the country and many notes on the game and wild animals and birds of South Africa” (probably Frankels of Port Elizabeth). Unopened; tips of spine lightly worn. Near Fine.
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