FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xii + 409 pp + [i] pp. +  + 32 pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 6 coloured lithographs, including frontispiece and by wood engravings in text. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Publisher’s advertisements on front and rear pastedowns. Binder’s label, Bound by Westleys and Co. Friar Street London. Later art nouveau style bookplate with initials and Latin motto. Slight water staining on rear and margins of frontispiece and occasional foxing elsewhere but otherwise a very good copy.
An account of hunting with hounds, especially elephant shooting, by Sir Samuel White Baker (1821-93) who settled in Ceylon, 1845-55. The traveller and explorer later took part in an expedition to the Nile, 1861-65, which led to the European discovery of the lake, named Lake Albert. The early editions of this popular work, with the beautiful lithographs are very scarce.
Author BAKER, S. W.
Publisher Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
Condition Very good copy