Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa. Being the Narrative of the last Eleven Years spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with An Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the progress of the Gold Industry in that country - Frederick Courteney Selous 1893 - Rowland Ward and Co., London - First Edition Illustrated with 22 full page monochrome plates, frontispiece portrait of the author, 35 in-text illustrations, and folding colour map to rear.

‘In this work recounting eleven years of exploration, work and sport in the 1880's and 1890's, Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambezi, Zweswi, and Manyami Rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland and hartebeest. After returning to the Transvaal, he linked with Montague Kerr and travelled into Matabeleland. Selous hunted more lions and rhinoceros, and vividly depicts an elephant hunt near the Zweswi River. In 1886, he hunted through Mashonaland, but was forced to escape after his camp was destroyed by hostile tribesmen. Eventually reaching the Zambezi, he hunted lion and lost a canoe to a hippopotamus. He concludes with a chapter on rifles, and another reflecting earlier sporting adventures after elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and others’ – Czech,
African Big Game Hunting.
  References: Czech, African Big Game Hunting (2011) 251.

Octavo (book size 23.5 x 17.5 cm) pp. [2] xviii 503 [1] [4 (publisher’s catalogue)]. In publisher’s tan cloth, spine lettered in dark brown, gilt vignettes to spine and front board, black coated endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, removal of bookplate to front free endpaper in very good cloth, some fading to gilt and titles.   Ref: 109355   Price: HK$ 2,000