First edition of Eighteen Years on Lake Bangweulu by J.E. Hughes.
Quarto, xvi, 376pp. Orange cloth, gilt stamped title on spine, illustration on cover. Illustrated endpapers with maps. Complete with 78 photographic illustrations on 76 individual black and white plates. (Matthews 487) (Czech, p. 60) Slight lean to both boards. Clean text throughout. An exceptionally rare and attractive copy of Hughes’ exploration of Nyasaland.
From Czech: “Hughes traveled to Nyasaland in 1901 as an assistant native commissioner in the British South Africa Company, eventually resigning his post in favor of becoming a full-time hunter and trader. Over the next decade, he explored and hunted around Lake Bangweulu and its attendant swampy region and the rivers Chambesi and Luapula. There are numerous hunting incidents, particularly after elephant, lion, buffalo, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros, with cheetah bagged near the Luena River… This is an excellent work of hunting and adventure with wonderful detail of the area (today’s Zambia).”