Excerpt from After Big Game in Central Africa: Records of a Sportsman From August 1894 to November 1897, When Crossing the Dark Continent From the Mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo During the accomplishment of the mission with which I was charged by the Minister of Public Instruction, I travelled in Central Africa continuously in wild ...
Excerpt from After Big Game in Central Africa: Records of a Sportsman From August 1894 to November 1897, When Crossing the Dark Continent From the Mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo During the accomplishment of the mission with which I was charged by the Minister of Public Instruction, I travelled in Central Africa continuously in wild countries, far from civilised regions, and often, even, from districts inhabited by natives. I was thus able to devote myself wholly to my ruling passion - the pursuit of big game; - and I had the good fortune to be able to collect for the Paris Museum specimens of large fauna, having on this occasion, as on previous occasions, shot many animals. Naturally, my occupation was not exempt from danger. So I thought that readers who gave a good reception to a work of mine published four years ago would like to return with me on a journey through the African bush. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Fine in original black boards and near fine dust jacket, with minor wear to the corners. Octavo. 15 x 21.5 cm. xxvii; 330 pp. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Part of the Peter Capstick Adventure Library.
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Engravings and Photographs. Near Fine. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Blue silk bookmarker sewn into headband, clean and tight textblock, decorative endpapers. Blue full bonded leather with some shelf rubbing to front cover, gilt stamped lettering and decoration on front cover and down the spine, Three raised bands. 326pp., including appendix.
First edition in English. 8vo. xxvii, (1), 330 pp. Illustrated from photographs, frontispiece and 29 plates, other illustrations through the text, map. Czech Africa, p. 59: "Foa, a Frenchman, huntd from coast to coast across central Africa with numerous sporting episodes...[describing] his hunts for buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, and other game in the Chiromo district. He continued to hunt elephant and hippopotamus as he traveled westward in 1895 into Barotseland. Entering the Congo, he bagged a wide variety of antelope as well as buffalo and more elephant." Owners' names on half-title, front hinge a little loose, but a very good copy. Original gilt-stamped decorated blue cloth, top edge gilt. (7287)
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