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Across the great craterland to the congo - barns - 1923

Lot 5

Barns (T. Alexander) Across the Great Craterland to the Congo, 1st ed., orig. cloth, d.-j., 8vo, 1923.

 

Hammer Price: £280

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Barns (T. Alexander) Across the Great Craterland to the Congo: A Sequel to "The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo", first edition, half-title, numerous plates, 2 folding maps, engraved bookplate of Sir Robert Williams Bart., original light brown cloth, dust-jacket, [Czech p.13], 8vo, 1923.

⁂ An expedition sponsored by the amateur entomologist James John Joicey to search for the rare giant Papilio butterfly. Barns was unsuccessful in obtaining a specimen but brought back many other samples of lepidoptera. He also hunted elephant and rhino and killed another large gorilla.

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