Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa; with Notices of the Native Tribes, and Anecdotes of the Chase of the Lion, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Rhinoceros, &c. With illustrations.

London: John Murray, 1850. Second edition (published same year as the first). 8vo. 2 volumes: xv, (1), 388; x, 381 pp. Plates, map; extra engraved title pages. Czech Africa, p. 43: "Near the Great Fish River, he bagged roan and kudu. He met Dr. David Livingstone in the bush, then proceeded to hunt buffalo, rhinoceros, and eland. In the Bamangwato Mountains, he collected numerous elephants. Near the Moslakose Fountain, he hunted lion and rhino, with additional elephants, lions, and buffalo, as well as hippopotamus, bagged near the Limpopo River. One of the classics of African big game hunting and exploration that recounts the seemingly limitless herds of game in the region of Cumming's era and a necessary title in the big game library." Bookplates on front pastedowns, else very good. Contemporary black half-calf and marbled boards, leather spine labels, all edges sprinkled red. (7415). Item #60006

Price: $250.00

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