Fourth edition of The Wild Sports of Southern Africa by Captain William Cornwallis Harris.
Octavo, xvi, -359pp. Bound in full blue morocco, new marbled endpapers. Title in gilt on red morocco label affixed to spine, five raised with gilt decorations. Stated “Fourth Edition” on title page. Solid text block, occasional foxing throughout, three paragraphs underlined with blue pen. Complete with 26 hand-colored lithographed plates including tipped in frontispiece and vignette title page. One fold-out map in fine condition. (Czech 118-119) (Hosken 94) (Mendelssohn I, pp. 689-690)
A cornerstone title in the essential African sporting library. (Czech 119) This work is often sought out for its early African exploration content and vibrant colored plates of African scenery and wildlife.