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Image for African Hunting Reprint Series - 7 Volumes

African Hunting Reprint Series - 7 Volumes

By: N/A

Price: $380.00

Publisher: Books of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo: 1980

Edition: Reprints

Seller ID: 26rk

Condition: Near Fine


Seven volumes. Each book complete. A pleasing set. Each have new additional material, forewords and notes (where desired). The dustjackets of each book are much scuffed, scratched, worn all about. They are secure and sure. Most interestingly is included an envelope containing correspondence between John Murray (the publisher), Professor James Casada (the historian), R Cassirer (a Johannesburg Art dealer), and Frankn Bradlow (the Africana specialist and a Director of Sotheby's in South Africa), concerning the illustrations of the 1850 edition of the book. Also included are b/w photographs ... View more info

Image for Five Years' Hunting Adventures in South Africa being an account of sport with the lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, camelopard, ostrich, hippopotamus, wildebeest, koodoo, hyaena, &c &c

Five Years' Hunting Adventures in South Africa being an account of sport with the lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, camelopard, ostrich, hippopotamus, wildebeest, koodoo, hyaena, &c &c

By: Cumming of Altyre, Roualeyn Gordon

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London/ Thomas D Morison, Glasgow: 1892

Edition: Popular edition

Seller ID: 85rh

Condition: Very Good


349 pages (complete). An interesting copy as it is signed and inscribed by Roualeyn Gordon Cumming's nephew, William Gordon. Inscribed to the head gamekeeper of the Applecross estate in Scotland, which is nearby the Gordon Cumming house (which later became Gordonstoun School). William Gordon was one of late Victorian England's most colourful and infamous of characters: a roue, gambler, soldier of great courage, for a time a friend of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII). Despite being an asthmatic and only being able to see through one eye, Gordon Cumming fought in the Zulu War and was t... View more info

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Wild Sports of Southern Africa (Facsimile reproduction of the fifth edition)

By: Harris, Captain Willliam Cornwallis

Price: $114.00

Publisher: C Struik, Cape Town: 1963

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 81qu

Condition: Very Good


359 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 15 of a limited edition of 50 deluxe copies. Half-leather. The boards are handsome. The leathered corners have very light wear along the edges from shelving. The spine (four ridges) has some shallow evidence of use (faint creases and scuffing). The boards and spine are fit and sure. The contents have very light blushes of tanning (paper quality) about the rims, the papertrims are mildly tanned from shelving. Overwhelmingly, the contents are clean, clear, bold, assured, very healthy and agreeable, neat and smart, generous and contented. fkOrders over... View more info