Through Jungle and Desert, Travels in East Africa. BIG GAME HUNTING, William Astor Chanler.

Through Jungle and Desert, Travels in East Africa

New York and London: Macmillan, 1896.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. xiv, 535 pp, indexed, with 20 plates and many illustrations in the text; 2 folding maps in rear pocket, both in fine condition. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt hippopotamus head on front board. Fraying to corners and spine ends, paper over front hinge partially cracked, but binding quite sound, contents clean. Chanler was an American soldier and explorer who, in 1892 embarked on a scientific expedition to explore the vicinity of Mt. Kenya. The party proceeded inland from the coast, mapping the Guasso Nyiro River, the Lorian Swamp, the Tana River, Lake Rudolph and then Lake Stefanie. "Near the Mackenzie river, the party bagged hippopotamus and rhinoceros....They continued to hunt rhino as well as collecting oryx and other plains game, eventually bagging elephant near Rendile territory" (Czech p. 59). Chanler collected numerous plants and animals on the journey, and later donated many specimens to the American Museum of Natural History. Due to size/weight, shipping charges will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

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