23 September 2004
WILLIAM CORNWALLIS HARRIS (1807-1848)
The Wild Sports of Southern Africa. London: Pelham Richardon, 1844. 8° (236 x 156mm). Handcoloured lithographic frontispiece and 26 plates, folding lithographic map. (Some light spotting and dust-soiling of plates.) Late 19th century brown morocco, gilt and gauffeured edges (extremities rubbed, inner hinges split, front free endpaper slightly torn). Provenance: G.R. Nicolaus (bookplate). Fourth edition, with two additional chapters. Mendelssohn I, p. 689: "handsome edition".
Henry BUTLER. South African Sketches illustrative of the wild life of a hunter on the frontier of the Cape Colony. London: Ackerman, 1841. Small 2° (375 x 280mm). Lithographic additional title and 15 plates containing 31 subjects, 16 handcoloured, after the author. (Slight stains at bottom margin of title.) Modern brown half morocco, spine gilt. Abbey Travel I, 336; Mendelssohn I, p. 235; Schwerdt I, p. 90: "A pleasing book, which shows the manner of hunting African big game in the first half of the 19th century"; Tooley 126. (For the author see also lot 98).
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