ANDERSSON Charles John
Lake Ngami or Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years Wanderings In The Wilds Of South Western Africa
Hurst and Blackett
xviii 546 pages, 24 page catalogue, 16 full page tinted plates by J Woolfe, 8 pages of index, blank margin, badly opened in parts and very occasionally to some text pages, foxing to frontis and title pages and last few pages of index, Some occasional foxing to text and plates, armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbank to front paste down, publishers cloth with gilt hippo to upper board and rhino to rear board within blind stamped borders with gilt title and blind stamp decorations to spine. Cloth clean, slight even fading to spine, no splits. The scarce English edition, difficult to find in the original cloth. A narrative of 2 expeditions accompanied by Francis Galton to the Ovampo Country and the other he travelled by himself to Lake Ngami, the courage and endurance of the explorers was remarkable, few if any books give so full and complete account of Namapualand Damerland and the Ovampo Country Mendelssohn Vol. I p 44, Czech 5 an important work on African hunting in the 19th century.
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