Very Good in Fair jacket. 8vo. xviii, 503pp; index, folding map, coloured frontis with tissue-guard, bw ills, pictorial endpapers. Or brown cloth with gilt vignette of lions to front, in jacket. Bookseller label inside front cover, page edges toned. Jacket moderately spotted with several tears and chips, 1cm lacking from bottom of jacket spine. Limited edition of 2000 copies, of which this #1344. A hero of Rhodesia's early days, and a hunter by trade, Selous was picked by Rhodes to guide the pioneering expedition into the heart of Rhodesia. This volume chronicles his hunting exploits as well as this epic journey. Fifth volume in the Pioneer Head Heritage Series of Facsimile Reprints.
Third edition (published same year as the first). Large 8vo. xviii, 503 pp. Illustrated from photographs and line drawings, folding map. Czech, p. 146: "Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambesi, Zweswi, and Manyami rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland, and hartebeest. After returning to the Transvaal, he linked with Montague Kerr and traveled into Matabeleland. Selous hunted more lions and rhinoceros, and vividly depicts an elephant hunt near the Zweswi River … he concludes with a chapter on rifles, and another reflecting earlier sporting adventures after elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, and others." Gee "Sportsman's Library, " p. 64. Very good. Original gilt-stamped decorated tan cloth (rubbed and somewhat soiled). (7413).
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