Sale 19JJ03 | Lot 11

ALEXANDER, JAMES EDWARD An Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of Africa, through the hitherto undescribed countries of the Great Namaquas, Boschmans, and Hill Damaras...

Catalogue: Travel & Sport in Africa from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

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Lot 11
ALEXANDER, JAMES EDWARD An Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of Africa, through the hitherto undescribed countries of the Great Namaquas, Boschmans, and Hill Damaras...
London: Henry Holburn, 1838. First edition. Two volumes. Publisher's blue cloth. 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches; xxiii, 302; viii, 306, [2] pp.; folding map with hand color in outline, frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, publisher's advertisements. Spine sunned, extremities bumped and worn, minor staining to boards, scattered foxing, map professionally repaired, ink stamp to front free endpapers.
"An early work of travel and exploration in South Africa. Alexander hunted lions near the Orange River, with additional sport after springbok and rhinoceros. Besides relating numerous encounters between natives and wild beasts, the author 'decried the wanton sport of killing four elephants in one day, or the same number of hippopotami, with the same gun...' --an early statement on conservation" (Czech). Czech, Africa, p. 4; Mendelssohn I:20-21.


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Travel & Sport in Africa from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 11am EDT