FIVE YEARS' HUNTING ADVENTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA Being an Account of Sport with Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Camelopard, Ostrich, Hippopotamus, Wildebeast, Koodoo, Hyaena, &c., &c.

(London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., N.D.).

SCARCE NOW, AND A LANDMARK OF SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTING. A sportsman’s adventures hunting in the “untrodden wilds” of South Africa. Cumming was a renown and experienced sportsman whose thirst for adventure could only be somewhat slaked in the unexplored wilds of the African continent. This book is an account of his adventures hunting in the “untrodden wilds” of South Africa. He boasts, "...I was the first to penetrate into the interior of the Bamangwato country, and that my axe and spade pioneered the way, which others have since followed" (introduction). This book enjoyed immense success in its time, and made Cumming "the lion of the season." Item #29272

First Complete Popular Edition. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 16 plates, one of which is a map, all is in the first edition. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original royal blue textured cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 349 pp. A fine and fresh copy, largely unopened, the text essentially pristine and completely unused, the blue cloth vivid, the gilt bright, only a tiny bit of rubbing at the tips or extremities, the rear hinge with neatly repaired split to the endpaper only, still very firm. In all a bright and superior copy.

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