Eighteen Years on Lake Bangweulu

London: The Field, 1933.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Large 8vo, pp. xvi, 376; 78 photographic illustrations on 76 plates. A good copy in original pictorial orange cloth, gilt stamped on spine and upper cover; front endpaper map (slightly defective with 1 x 5 inch piece missing along the gutter, front board loose (but present), original spine glued down; internally fine. "Hughes traveled to Nyasaland in 1901 as an assistant native commissioner in the British South Africa Company, eventually resigning his post in favor of becoming a full-time hunter and trader. Over the next decade, he explored and hunted around Lake Bangweulu and its attendant swampy region and the rivers Chambesi and Luapula. There are numerous hunting incidents, particularly after elephant, lion, buffalo, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros, with cheetah bagged near the Luena River ... This is an excellent work of hunting and adventure with wonderful detail of the area (today's Zambia), and quite scarce." Czech, p. 135.

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