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Selous | Frederick Courteney

A Hunter’s Wanderings In Africa, Being A Narrative Of Nine Years Spent Amongst The Game Of The Far Interior Of South Africa

First Edition | First Printing


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Scarce first edition of A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa by Frederick Courteney Selous.

Octavo, [xx], 455pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine, three antelope heads illustrated in gilt on front cover. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, rubbing to edges, some wear to joints and hinges, black endpapers, clean text, a very good example. Limited professional restoration done by binders in Los Angeles. Previous ownership bookplate on front endpaper, previous bookseller’s information on rear endpaper. Complete with frontispiece and tissue, fold-out map, seven plates, and seventeen additional illustrations. (Czech 251, Hosken 180)

A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa was F.C. Selous’s first published work, telling the stories of hunting and exploration in his 20s across the little-known regions between South Africa and the Congo Basin. Selous’s time in Africa provided large contributions to the knowledge of the country now known as Zimbabwe. Selous soon turned to conservation upon the realization that elephants were becoming scarce and certain species needed to be protected by law.

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