Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls. Frank Oates.
Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls
Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls

Matabeleland and the Victoria Falls

London: Kegan Paul, 1889. Second Edition. Hardcover. A naturalist's wanderings in the interior of South Africa. Author was one of the first to see Victoria Falls in full flood. 1881 London 433 pp. Profuse b/w & colored ill. 6 chromolithographs and 9 colored plates. Large fold out map in rear. Beveled boards. Very important and rare work on South Africa. Author set out to explore the area around Victoria Falls, bagging elephant, buffalo and kudu, bushbuck, etc. He died on the return trip. Orig. pictorial cloth with zebra scene on front cover, waterbuck horns on spine, & bustard gilt on rear board. A fire at the publisher's warehouse shortly after publication destroyed almost all of the first editions of this book and another ed was not published for 8 years. Even the second edition is rare. Near fine to fine in elaborate gilt, printed and scene stamped orig. cloth. Great collector item. Near Fine to Fine. Item #4864

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