African Hunting Reprint Series - 7 Volumes
Books of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo. 1980, Reprints. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Seven volumes. Each book complete. A pleasing set. Each have new additional material, forewords and notes (where desired). The dustjackets of each book are much scuffed, scratched, worn all about. They are secure and sure. Most interestingly is included an envelope containing correspondence between John Murray (the publisher), Professor James Casada (the historian), R Cassirer (a Johannesburg Art dealer), and Frankn Bradlow (the Africana specialist and a Director of Sotheby's in South Africa), concerning the illustrations of the 1850 edition of the book. Also included are b/w photographs of illustrations. Volume 1: "A Hunter's Life in South Africa, Volume I" by R Gordon Cumming (ISBN: 086920209X). Facsimile of 1850 edition. Pressed gilt decoration and titling are fresh. The boards have some corner knocks. They are otherwise handsome, healthy. The contents are in immaculate condition. Volume 2: "A Hunter's Life in South Africa, Volume 2", by R Gordon Cumming (ISBN: 0869202111). The corners and edges have very light shelving wear. The boards are pleasing. The contents are also in most gratifying condition. As if almost new! Volume 3: "The Recollections of William Finaughty Elephant Hunter 1864-1875" (ISBN: 0869202294). Facsimile of 1916 edition. The boards have some very shallow corner knocks. They are handsome. The contents are in a most satisfying condition: bright, clean, smart. Volume 4: "African Hunting" by William Charles Baldwin (ISBN: 0869202278) pub: 1981. Facsimile of 1863 edition. The boards have mild wear to the edges and corners from shelving. They are sound and sure. The contents are pleasingly hale, generous. Volume 5: "A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa" by Frederick Courtenay Selous (ISBN: 0869202391), pub 1981. Facsimile of 1881 edition. The boards have some mild wear about the edges and corners from shelving, some very, very mild marking. The boards are steady, assured. The contents are felicitous, most agreeable, clean, fresh-faced. Volume 6: "Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa" by Arthur H Neumann (ISBN: 0869202464), pub. 1982. Facsimile of 1898 edition. The boards are smart, very healthy. The papertrims have mild marks. The contents are in an excellent condition. Neat, bright, very clean and clear. Volume 7: "Trekking the Great Thirst - Sport and Travel in the Kalahari Desert" by Arnold W Hodson (ISBN: 0869202634), pub. 1987. Facsimile of 1912 edition. The boards are serene and healthy. The papertrims are tanned. The contents are most pleasing. They are assured, confident, alert, clean and clear. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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