Sport on the Blue Nile; or, Six Months of a Sportsman's Life in Central Africa
Robert Banks & Son, London. 1903, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 256 pages (complete with all plates as called for). An EXTREMELY RARE COPY. This copy is resolutely benign. The boards are worn about all edges, corners and seams. The front board has residue from a label that has been removed. The boards have scuffing, handling marks, rubbing. The spine has wear to the head and foot. The body is scuffed and rubbed. The pressed gilt titling is worn but amiable. The front and back cover have photographic tipped-in illustrations. These are worn and much scuffed. They are tame and passive. Nonetheless, the boards (which respond well to wax polish!) are steady, sure, comfortable. The contents are pleasing. The front and later pages have foxing spots and smudges and smears. The guttering along the end papers has been repaired. The half-title page has a previous owner signature (W H Pickard). The title page has shallow smears of foxing. The contents are convivial. Occasionally, pages have blotches of foxing. Nonetheless, the contents are creamy, clean, clear, certain, contented, bold, benevolent. The photographs are fresh and neat. The pages are companionable and genial, competent, venerable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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USD 2000.00 [Appr.: EURO 1806.25 | £UK 1547.5 | JP¥ 217093]