The Great Thirst Land: A Ride Through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert
(London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, ). . 8vo; red half calf, and marbled boards; lettered in gilt on spine; pp. xviii + 466. Ex-library copy, with code to tail of spine, pocket to front pastedown, and stamps to front endpaper and elsewhere in prelims, code to title page verso; cover very worn; joints splitting; lacking frontis.; some fox spots; scattered soiling; several leaves have worked loose, but all are present; archival tape strengthening to hinges. Reading copy. (Mendelssohn I, p. 601; Czech, p. 106) "This was reprinted by Cassell, 1881, under the title The Land of the Boer. Gillmore, who often wrote under the pen name 'Ubique', traveled with a partner on a shooting expedition from Cape Town to the west coast of South Africa. After his partner's illness and departure, he went on alone with varying degrees of success. There are hunts after lions, elephants and leopard, with additional sport after various antelope species. On his return trip, he was robbed, and barely made it back to civilization." - Czech: An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999.
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