Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917) was a British explorer, officer, hunter, and conservationist, famous for his work in south-east Africa. In early 1882 he embarked on an eleven-year expedition to record species that, to his great sadness, were becoming endangered. First published in 1893, these revealing memoirs document the wildlife, ...
Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917) was a British explorer, officer, hunter, and conservationist, famous for his work in south-east Africa. In early 1882 he embarked on an eleven-year expedition to record species that, to his great sadness, were becoming endangered. First published in 1893, these revealing memoirs document the wildlife, landscapes and people that characterised his journey. Through vivid descriptions and extensive illustrations, he recalls exhilarating adventures with lions, leopards, hyenas and crocodiles, recounts challenging treks across lakes and mountains, and describes hostile - and at times barbaric - encounters with native peoples. Detailed accounts of hunting endeavours, colonial institutions, and commercial enterprises such as gold mining, also feature in this study, which provides a unique and diverse perspective on Africa in the late nineteenth century. Insightful and revealing, Selous' experiences remain of enduring interest to geographers, anthropologists, zoologists, and all those interested in African history and culture.
Very Good in Good jacket. Octavo. Reprint of the continuation of the African adventurer's classic memoirs. #25 in the Rhodesiana Reprint Library. Brown hardcover, black titling, gilt decoration. Light wear, corners bumped, bookplate inside front cover; jacket lightly rubbed, creased at spine ends; fore-edge dented. Text clean; , xviii, 503 pages + 4 pages ads; fold-out color map, b/w illustrations.
As new, hardback. Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the progress of the Gold Industry in that Country. Reprint pp. xviii, 503, illustrations. Time-Life Books Classics of Exploration.
503p, portrait frontispiece, plates, text-illustrations and folding maps, all edges gilt, hardback (padded imitation brown leather, the upper cover ruled in red and gilt and the spine with mock raised bands and five red imitation labels), a fine copy  This is a reprint of the 1893 Edition.
Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; With An Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in That Country. Reprint of 1893 Ed. xviii + 503pp. + [iv]. publ. adverts. Port. frontis., many ills. and plates, folding map. Marbled e. ps., simulated leather binding, a.e.g.
F in None Issued jacket. 8vo. original full leather gilt, aeg; pp. xviii, 504 (last blank) + 4p. pubs. advts., with numerous illustrations & a colour folding map. A fine copy with original bookplate & introductory sheet loosely inserted.
18+503 pages, folding coloured map, illustrations, New Introduction & Foreword: facsimile of the 1893 edition including much on big game hunting & the Matabele War; hardback vg+, almost vg dw (protected)
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Limited "philatelic edition" of 100 published with this being copy number 22. Included in a front pocket is a 1971 Rodesian first day cover envelope with a stamp commemorating the author. Slight edgewear to DJ. Light wear to binding with minor foxing to top of page block. Book remains tightly bound with unmarked contents.
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