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 ...
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.
Good. No Jacket. xviii + 503pp, + 4pp adverts, illustrations, maps. Publisher's original tan and gilt boards (heavily worn) with faint gilt vignette of two male lions on front cover. Boards worn and soiled. At present a somewhat sad survivor of the 1893 first edition of one of the classic books of African exploration and adventure. Complete with all illustrations and map-a good candidate for a sympathetic restoration/rebind. G22.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book TITLE: TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA 1893 By FREDERICK COURTENEY SELOUS With NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAP AUTHOR: FREDERICK COURTENEY SELOUS PUBLISHER-(LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: ROWLAND WARD AND CO., LONDON 1893 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Adventure, Photographs, First Edition, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Light Brown or Tan SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 503 plus foldout color map pages. CONDITION: The outside is in good condition; there are a couple of small size line snags at the top edge of the spine (probably from shelf pulling); there are a couple of minor line to the bottom edge of the spine; the corner tips of the boards have minor scrapes. There is a private bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. There are a few words in pencil (can easily be erased) at the top edge of the reverse of the first front free endpaper. The second first front free endpaper has a name nicely written in ink from 1923. There is a scratch out or partial white out of a name or date at the top edge of the title page. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAP. 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 TEH GOLD INDUSTRY IN THAT COUNTRY....There are a few similar copies from 1893 selling in the $900-$1200 range on the internet at the time of this research! ! ! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 007322.
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