Life in the Wilderness; or Wanderings in South Africa. BIG GAME HUNTING, Henry H. Methuen.

Life in the Wilderness; or Wanderings in South Africa

London: Richard Bentley, 1848.

Hardcover. Good. Second edition. xix, 362 pp, illustrations in the text. Original blind-stamped green cloth. Corners and spine ends well rubbed, front free endpaper lacking, bookplate and signature of Dr. C.L. Bell, rear hinge repaired. "The author trekked to the Orange and Vaal Rivers, eventually wandering into Griqualand during an eight-month safari. He hunted elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, eland, sable, giraffe, gemsbock, and other game" (Czech, 195). Methuen also recorded valuable information about the natives from the missionaries he encounted, and kept "valuable botanical and geological notes" (Mendelssohn II, 6). The second edition "beside opening and enlarging on several subjects before but incidentally mentioned" also includes much new material relating to the zoology of South Africa.

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