Sale 18JJ02 | Lot 78

FRANCIS, J.[OHN] C.[YRIL] Three Months' Leave in Somali Land.

Catalogue: Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Lot Details

Lot 78
FRANCIS, J.[OHN] C.[YRIL] Three Months' Leave in Somali Land.
London: R.H. Porter, 1895. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt. 8 3/4 x 6 inches; iv, 96 pp.; mounted frontispiece, folding map. Slight wear to front joint, some slight foxing, in all a sound copy. Bookplate of Edward Sands Litchfield and one other.
Issued after the author's untimely death using his diary notes, this is a rather rare privately published hunting account of an extensive expedition in British Somaliland. Francis arrived at Berbera in 1893, and hunted over a three hundred mile range to the South. It provides a fascinating account of the game he shot, the terrain he travelled, his encounters with natives etc.


Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $1,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $1,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

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