[BOURKE, DERMOT ROBERT WYNDHAM]=Earl of Mayo Sport in Abyssinia; or, The Mareb and Tackazzee.
London: John Murray, 1876. First edition, stamped editor's copy. Publisher's maroon cloth gilt, recased preserving much of the original spine. 8 x 5 1/4 inches; x, 252, 32 pp.; frontispiece, plates, half-title, publisher's advertisements. Corners renewed, evenly toned throughout, occasional fingersoiling and marginal staining, booksellers ticket to rear pastedown.
"The author's hunting party traveled through the Mareb River region of Abyssinia and encountered lion, gazelle, hartebeest and elephant. While there are various incidences of sport, much of the narrative is of travel in the area. As with many sportsmen in the tropics, Mayo fell ill to fever and dysentery, but managed to recover: 'I am much better this morning, having taken three doses of opium which acted instantaneously, thank goodness!' Undoubtedly!" (Czech). This copy stamped "Editor's Library Press Shelf," with the ink hand notation "Editor's Library Harper Bros". Czech, Africa, p. 188.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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