Sale 19JJ03 | Lot 15

ANDERSSON, CHARLES JOHN Lake Ngami; or, Explorations and Discoveries during Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of Southwestern Africa.

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

Lot Details

Lot 15
ANDERSSON, CHARLES JOHN Lake Ngami; or, Explorations and Discoveries during Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of Southwestern Africa.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856. First American edition. 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 521, [2] pp.; frontispiece, in-text illustrations, publisher's advertisements. Extremities fraying, scattered foxing, a bit overopened with some creasing at gutter, ownership signatures to front pastedown and title page.
"This famous early volume of African travel and sport details the author's expeditions to Ovampoland with Francis Galton, and then to Lake Ngami alon. His descriptions of the countryside are particularly vivid, and on more than one occasion, he almost lost his life in the wild. There are numerous episodes of hunting lion, leopard, rhinoceros, oryx, hippopotamus, ostrich, etc. A cornerstone book of African hunting in the mid-19th century..." (Czech). Czech, Africa, pp. 6-7.


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Estimate: $100 - $200
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Travel & Sport in Africa from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 11am EDT