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BALDWIN, William Charles (1827-1903). African Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, &c. from 1852 to 1860. London: Spottiswoode & Co. for Richard Bentley, 1863.
8° (223 x 142mm). Title in red and black, half-title, 32pp. publisher's advertisements at back. Engraved portrait frontispiece, folding engraved map, 16 plates (6 tinted lithographs drawn on stone by J. Wolf, printed by Hanhart, 10 wood-engravings), numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Original green cloth, blocked in gilt and blind (extremities bumped, inner hinges cracked). Provenance: W.J. Stewart (inscription dated 1863). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION 'Mr. Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost any other of the great South African travellers and hunters': Mendelssohn I,p.73.
William Charles BALDWIN. Affican Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. 12° (191 x 125mm). 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Folding map, wood-engraved portrait frontispiece, 16 plates and numerous illustrations. Original black cloth, blocked in blind, lettered in gilt on the spine (spine slightly faded). THE FIRST U.S. EDITION. (2)
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