London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
WILLIAM CORNWALLIS HARRIS
The Wild Sports of Southern Africa; being the Narrative of an Expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the Territories of the Chief Moselekatse to the Tropic of Capricorn. London: John Murray, 1839. 8° (198 x 124mm), half-title, lithographed frontispiece and 6 lithographed or wood-engraved plates after Harris, folding engraved map at end with route marked in red (occasional light spotting and staining), original green pictorial cloth gilt (a few light stains and scuff marks). Provenance: William Brodie of Brodie (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 334; Mendelssohn I, p. 688.
With the fourth edition of the same work, 1844, large 8° (243 x 170mm), with frontispiece, additional title and 24 plates after Harris, original red pictorial cloth. (2)
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