THROUGH UNKNOWN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

THROUGH UNKNOWN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

(London: Edward Arnold, 1897).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK ON HUNTING AND TREKKING IN UNKNOWN REGIONS OF AFRICA. As the author describes it in the introduction; “At the time it was universal opinion that it would be impossible to enter the Galla countries, let alone reach Lake Rudolf, with less than two or three hundred well-drilled followers.” Smith traveled this hidden area, and hunted a wide variety of animals while also working to collect information on unclassified species of birds, reptiles and plants. There is much on rhinoceros, leopard and elephant and the book is considered one of the best of the hunting cloassics. Item #70127

First Edition. Profusely illustrated throughout with photogravures, woodcut reproductions, photographs and with six maps. Tall 8vo, publisher's original gray-green cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, the upper cover ruled and lettered in gilt and with a gilt pictorial device of an elephant at the center of the upper cover. xvi, 471, 4 ads pp. A very handsome copy indeed, very well preserved and near as very fine with only very light evidence of age or use. The join of the paste-down and free-fly at the inner front hinge lightly shaken.

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