OKAVANGO RIVER: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure
OKAVANGO RIVER: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure
OKAVANGO RIVER: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure
OKAVANGO RIVER: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

OKAVANGO RIVER: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

(London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861).

RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CORNERSTONE TEXT. A very scarce volume in first edition format, it was written five years after his LAKE NGAMI, and is a record of Andersson's hunting adventures though Namaqualand and Damaraland (present day Namibia). "Andersson intended to explore these countries right up to the Cunene or Nourse River, but the difficulties of the expedition, though encountered with indomitable courage, proved to be insuperable, and he had to turn back. He obtained, however, much valuable information, and his success as a hunter and collector was unique in this part of the continent. The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefully described, and there is an interesting account of the once-famed guano island, Ichaboe" (Mendelssohn I, p. 42). Item #22207

First edition. With a steel-engraved portrait vignette title page and 16 other engraved illustrations as called for. 8vo, handsomely bound in half tan calf over boards, the spine with raised bands gilt ruled, black morocco lettering label gilt. [xxi], [iii], 364 pp. A very nice copy, with only very light mellowing to the extremities.

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