Through Unknown African Countries: The First Expedition from Somaliland to Lake Lamu. BIG GAME HUNTING, Donaldson Smith, rthur.

Through Unknown African Countries: The First Expedition from Somaliland to Lake Lamu

London and New York: Edward Arnold, 1897.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xvi, 471 pp + 4 pp ads, indexed, with 26 plates and many illustrations in the text; 6 maps (five folding). Original gray cloth stamped in gilt, with elephant head on front board. Traces of label removed from spine, library bookplate on front board and blind stamp on title page; else unmarked. Corners rubbed, hinges tender but holding; rear hinge has been reinforced with archival tape. "A noted explorer, naturalist, and game shot, Smith and his party explored the then-unknown region between Somaliland and Lake Rudolph," hunting for rhinoceros, lion, leopard, kudu, elephant, buffalo, and waterbuck (Czech p. 258). Smith also gathered plant, animal, and geological specimens, and provides much detail on these, as well as some ethnological observations, in the appendices.

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