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.
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.
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.

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.]).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK ON HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. SCARCE NOW. 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." - from the introduction. This book was very successful in its time, and made Cumming "the lion of the season." Item #70058

First Edition. Illustrated with black and white drawings. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter tan calf over marbled paper covered boards, the spine with raised bands blind ruled, the compartments with gilt tooled devices showing various animals, maroon morocco gilt lettered and gilt ruled. 349 pp. A handsome and well preserved copy, the binding strong and tight and without wear, still almost as pristine, the text-block mellowed a bit by time.

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