IN UNKNOWN AFRICA. A Narrative of Tenty Months' Travel and Sport in Unknown Lands and Among New Tribes

(London : Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1904).

RARE FIRST EDITION IN COLLECTOR'S CONDITION. Powell-Cotton, the author of A Sporting Trip through Abyssinia spent many years in Africa and for a very long time held the record for the largest elephant tusks ever taken by a sportsman. He has more tropies in early editions of Rowland Ward records than any other early hunter. This is his rarest book and it contains all his early hunting adventures as he pioneered in opening up new hunting country througout Eastern Africa. There is much on elephants and other large game and this book is considered on of the best books to be read on African hunting. Powell-Cotton also wrote this book for the armchair traveler who may not wish to wander in such remote and difficult areas, but is still very much interested in the accounts of a wanderer. The photographs are of special quality and consideration as they depict people, places and events in areas newly explored and previously unknown to the sportsman. Item #70106

First Edition. This copy with a note written and signed by Christopher Powell-Cotton on Powell-Cotton Museum letterhead. Profusely illustrated with 2 colour plates of giraffes and approximately 200 photographs throughout the text, 2 folding maps. Many of the illustrations are full-page. Tall octavo, publisher's original dark blue cloth, the upper cover decorated and lettered in black with the head of a giraffe, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt with a native scene, edges untrimmed. xxiii, 619 pp. A very handsome and beautifully preserved copy, the binding tight and strong and in good order, a very little evidence of use or shelving. A really pleasing copy of this scarce and important book.

Price: $2,950.00