Description

Africa.- James (F.L.) The Unknown Horn of Africa. An Exploration from Berbera to the Leopold River, first edition, first issue, half-title, plates and illustrations including 10 hand-coloured lithographs of natural history (mostly of birds by Keulemans), tissue guards, folding colour map in pocket at end, one plate loose, original pictorial olive green cloth, gilt, a good bright copy, [Czech p.83; Nissen ZBI 2088], 1888; The Wild Tribes of the Soudan, first edition, half-title, plates, some etched, 2 folding colour maps, occasional soiling, contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., rubbed, [Czech p.82], 1883, 8vo (2)

⁂ The first describes exploration and adventure in Somaliland, and is the first issue, with the hand-coloured plates. The author was killed by an elephant in west Africa in 1890.

Lot 247

Africa.- James (F.L.) The Unknown Horn of Africa, 1st ed., 1st issue, 10 hand-col. liths of nat. hist., orig. cloth, 1888 & another by the same (2)

Hammer Price: £550

Description

Africa.- James (F.L.) The Unknown Horn of Africa. An Exploration from Berbera to the Leopold River, first edition, first issue, half-title, plates and illustrations including 10 hand-coloured lithographs of natural history (mostly of birds by Keulemans), tissue guards, folding colour map in pocket at end, one plate loose, original pictorial olive green cloth, gilt, a good bright copy, [Czech p.83; Nissen ZBI 2088], 1888; The Wild Tribes of the Soudan, first edition, half-title, plates, some etched, 2 folding colour maps, occasional soiling, contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., rubbed, [Czech p.82], 1883, 8vo (2)

⁂ The first describes exploration and adventure in Somaliland, and is the first issue, with the hand-coloured plates. The author was killed by an elephant in west Africa in 1890.

Terms and Conditions

All bidders accept full liability for bids submitted.

Please note that by submitting a bid you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions.

Newsletter Signup

Keyword Alerts

NewsletterNewsletter