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Author: HOHNEL Von Lieut Ludwig

Title: Discovery Of Lakes Rudolf And Stefanie A Narrative Of Count Samuel Telekis Exploration And Hunting Expedition In Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 1888

Price: £900.00

Year: 1894

Edition: 1st Edn,

Publisher: Longmans Green and Co

Summary: 2 Vols, xx- 435, xii - 397 pages, 179 text and full-page illustrations, 5 coloured maps on two large folding maps at the rear. Presentation inscription to A F R Wollaston from his brother on the half title of vol 1 Wollaston signature with date 1902 on half title of vol 2 with his small armorial bookplate to the front paste down of each volume. Publishers' brown cloth with gilt standing natives to upper boards and gilt eland head and title to the spines. Some occasional spotting to prelims a very good + set. Translated from the 1891 German by Nancy Bell, " this set represents African adventure at its finest an excellent work of exploration and sport, this scarce set represents African Adventures at its finest". Hunting buffalo, rhino, eland, elephant etc While hunting elephant, Von Hohnel was injured from recoil when firing his heavy bore rifle from a prone position' Czech 139. Wollaston was an English medical doctor, ornithologist, botanist, climber, and explorer. After qualifying as a surgeon in 1903, Wollaston decided to spend his life on exploration and natural history, travelling extensively; he wrote books about his travels and work, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1907. He took up an offer from as a tutor at Cambridge, and was shot dead by Douglas Potts, a deranged undergraduate student.

Ref: 23720

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