Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa: Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in That Country. Frederick Courteney Selous.
Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa: Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in That Country
Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa: Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in That Country

Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa: Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in That Country

Hardcover, London: Rowland Ward & Co, 1893. First Edition. Octavo, pp. Xviii, 503. Frontispiece portrait of Selous with his facsimile signature, 22 full page illustrations, 35 illustrations in the text, 1 full color fold out map showing Selous' route. Beautiful custom binding in half-calf with marbled boards and endpapers, gilt spine decorations and titles, and gilded top page edges. Binding contemporary with publication, very late 19th century/early 20th century. Two small tears to map, minor wear to binding. From 1882-1887 Selous hunted in South Africa collecting fauna specimens for the British Museum and the South Africa Museum. The first 9 chapters of this book are a narrative of those exciting hunting adventures including encounters with lions, elephants, rhinoceros, eland, and hartebeest. Selous also discusses events in South Africa and his personal experiences of the Boers and Africans. He gives an account of African warfare, including two expeditions sent against the Batauwani by Lobengula and the devastations committed by the Matabili in Mashunaland. Selous narrates his adventurous journeys beyond the Zambesi to the hostile country of the Mashukulumbwi and Barotsi tribes. He covers Mashonaland, the gold-mining industry in Rhodesia, and selected reminiscences of hunting expeditions from the past. Passages of this book are about his meetings with Cecil Rhodes, Dr. Jameson, and Lobengula. Selous writes an excellent account of the British South Africa Company's expedition to Mashonaland (Rhodes' Pioneer Column) , in which he played a prominent part. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 503 pages. [Item #77215]

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