G+: in Good plus condition without dust jacket. Half leather rebind. Map and half title bound in as photocopies. Rest of plates original. Some chipping and marking to plate margins. Repair to edge of title page. Previous owner inscription verso frontis... 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xvii, 455pp.
Very Good. A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA. Richard Bentley, London, third edition, 1893, 455 pages, profusely illustrated, folding map intact. "A Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa, containing accounts of explorations beyond the Zambezi, on the river Chobe, and in the Matabele and Mashuna countries, with full notes upon the natural history and present distribution of all the large mammalia." This is Selous' first and most sought after book. Although it was republished many times, the first three editions are the most sought after and scarcest. The green cover is unfaded and shows only moderate wear with slight corner bumping. The three gilt antelope heads on the front cover are bright and intact. The spine lettering is intact but somewhat dull. The contents are generally clean and tight. There are no marks or inscriptions. A Very Good copy of a scarce work. $550.00.
1893. VG to vg+ 455 pp, ill. One of the best, most widely read, quoted and reprinted books. Only the first four editions of this book have the green cloth with the three gold animal heads on the cover. This is an amazingly nice copy showing very little wear, well cared for by a collector but front hinge is weak (although holding).
1893. Near Fine. 455 pp, ill. One of the best, most widely read, quoted and reprinted books. Only the first four editions of this book have the green cloth with the three gold animal heads on the cover. This is an amazingly nice copy showing very little wear. It was obviously well cared for by one collector and should go to the home of another. Truly near fine in original cloth.
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