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Author: HARRIS Captain William Cornwallis

Title: The Wild Sports of Southern Africa; being the Narrative of a Hunting Expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the Territories of the Chief Moselekatse to the Tropic of Capricorn

Price: £980.00

Year: 1841

Edition: 3rd Edn,

Publisher: William Pickering

Summary: xvi 359 pages, large 8vo, with 26 coloured lithograph plates including the vignette title page, and a folding map. Ownership name to front inner blank and front-end paper dated 1912. The plates clean and free of foxing. Finely bound by Riviere in a ? red crushed morroco the spine in 6 gilt ruled compartments, all edges gilt. A very good + copy The 1st edition was published in 1838 in Bombay followed by a London edition. The 3rd edition and best edition has 2 additional chapters and the first to have the fine colour plates and rarely found free of foxing. A classic African sporting work giving a detailed picture of the South Africa Game Field prior to the growing pressure of civilization. Harris hunted eland rhinoceros hippo buffalo giraffe lion and various other game. Czech 118, Mendelssohn Vol I 689

Ref: 22258

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