DU CHAILLU, Paul Belloni (1831-1903). Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with accounts of the manners and customs of the people, and of the chace [sic.] of the gorilla, crocodile, leopard, elephant, hippopotamus, and other animals. London: W. Clowes & Sons for John Murray, 1861. 8° (212 x 132mm). Wood-engraved title vignette, 1 folding lithographic map, 1 folding wood-engraved frontispiece, 27 wood-engraved plates, 45 wood-engraved illustrations. (Light spotting to folding map.) Original green half calf, spine in five compartments with raised bands, coroneted 'VB' monogram in first compartment, black leather lettering-piece in the second (spine slightly soiled, extremities slightly rubbed). Provenance: Lord Brougham (presentation inscription 'The Lord Brougham With the Author's respects May 1861'). PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST WORK.
Paul Belloni DU CHAILLU (1831-1903). A Journey to Ashango-land: and further peneration into equatorial Africa. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1867. 8° (231 x 145mm). 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Wood-engraved vignette to title, 1 folding lithographic map with route marked in red, 19 wood-engraved plates, 3 full-page wood-engraved illustrations. Green cloth, blocked in gilt and blind. Provenance: Sarah E. Hodges (Oxford, Mass., book label). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.
And two others by du Chaillu (Explorations and Adventures in equatorial Africa. New York: 1861. 8°. Light brown cloth. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST AMERCICAN EDITION; Explorations and Adventures in equatorial Africa. London: 1861. 8°. Brown cloth. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION). (4)