Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa, With Notices of the Native Tribes and Anecdotes of the Chase of the Lion, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Rhinoceros, &c. BIG GAME HUNTING, Roualeyn Gordon Cumming.

Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa, With Notices of the Native Tribes and Anecdotes of the Chase of the Lion, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Rhinoceros, &c

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.

Hardcover. Good. Early printing of the U.S. edition (first published 1850). Two volumes (xiv, [17]-326; viii,[9]-303 + 8 pp ads), in original olive cloth. Fading, corners and spine ends rubbed through, cloth split in some spots along rear joint of Vol. II. Both volumes tightly bound, with hinges secure. Light foxing throughout. Ownership signature of Charles Michener of Philadelphia on front flyleaf. "Cumming appears to have hunted every species of South African fauna, and to enjoyed an amount of sport almost unique even amongst the mighty hunters of Africa. This account is valuable for the account of the state of the country at this period, as well as for the excellent description afforded of the natives [and] the interesting zoological and botanical notes." Mendelssohn, pp 398-99; see also Czech p. 71 (both referring to the first edition).

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