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, ...Read MoreFrederick 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.Read Less
Faux leather, VG+. xviii+503pp, b/w frontis, 22 b/w plates, folding map to the rear, 35 woodcut illustrations, index, all edges gilt, a near fine copy, with slight marking to the spine. Prospectus laid in. Classics of Exploration series. Useful facsimile reprint of the account of the author's years spent as a big game hunter & guide in Southern Africa. Frederick Courteney Selous [ 1851-1917 ] English hunter & explorer who was the last of the African Big Game Hunters & who's exploits insipred H Rider Haggard to creat the character Alain Quartermain.
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.
New. This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Rowland Ward and Co., Limited in London, 1893. This book is in English. This book contains 534 pages. This book contains color illustrations.
Near Fine. Being the narrative of the last eleven years spent by the author on the Zambesi and its tributaries; with an account of the colonization of Mashunaland and the progress of the gold industry in that country. Octavo, about 8.5 inches (22 cm) tall, in quarter white buckram on green paper covered boards. 503 pages illustrated by drawings and a folding map. A justifiably famous early book on big game hunting in Africa. Well written and well illustrated. This is a facsimile of the first edition published in London in 1893. Clean and sound inside. The covers are lightly edge worn. Lacking dustjacket.
Facsimile reprint of the 1893 edition, 503 pages + catalogue, numerous illustrations, folding coloured map: 11 years on the Zambesi with an account of the colonisation of Mashunaland & the progress of the gold industry; hardback, de luxe edition in full tan leatherette with raised bands, gilt edges, vg, a heavy book that may attract extra postage.
Used-Very Good. VG hardback in Good dust jacket. Pages clean; owner's name; binding tight; dust jacket plasticised, & slightly worn at edges; dust jacket not price-clipped & protected in removable clear film. Rhodesiana Reprint Library, vol.25; facsimile of 1893 edition, with new publisher's introduction.
Near Fine. 8vo. xviii, 503pp; index, folding map, bw ills. Or brown leather with gilt title, red and gilt border; all edges gilt. Gilt page edges have a few minor scratches. Attractive Time-Life facsimile of the 1893 first edition. 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. Volume in the Classics of Exploration series.
NEW. No Jacket. 503pp, illustrations, maps. Leather-bound, all edges gilt. In Mint unread & new condition. Beautifully-produced complete facsimile of the 1893 first edition of one of the classic books of African exploration and adventure. 48.
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