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FRENCH - SHELDON, MAY ("BB BWANA"): - Sultan to Sultan. Adventures among the Masai and other tribes of East Africa. Boston, Arena, 1892.

. Pp. (viii), 435. With one front portrait, one map and 25 full page plates (from photos) and many textual illustrations. Modern black cloth, title-label on spine. First querie loosening. May French-Sheldon was the first woman to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1892 because of her pioneering work on the previously unexplored Lake Chala. This is an entertaining account of a pioneering safari led by her in 1891 from Mombasa to the Masai lands beyond Mount Kilimanjaro and back. First edition. Her African nickname Bb Bwana is Swahili and means "Lady Boss". Robinson p. 27: "must be one of the most colourful characters in the history of African exploration". Middleton, Victorian Lady Travellers, pp. 90-103.
EUR 300.00 [Appr.: US$ 363.86 | £UK 258.25 | JP 40050] Booknumber: 99113

Total: EUR 300.00 [Appr.: US$ 363.86 | £UK 258.25 | JP 40050]

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