Lot 19
  • 19

[Bailey, Henry]--Bula N'zau

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500 - 800 GBP
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Description

  • Travel and Adventures in the Congo Free State and its Big Game Shooting. London: Chapman & Hall, 1894
  • Paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (225 x 140mm.), half-title, frontispiece, 5 plates, 5 illustrations in the text, folding map at end, original maroon cloth, gilt, light spotting and staining, rear hinge starting, slightly rubbed

Provenance

The [Royal] Zoological Society of Scotland, ink stamp on verso of title [together with loosely inserted deaccession note, dated 2009]

Literature

Czech p.26-27

Catalogue Note

"Bailey's nom de plume meant "elephant smasher" in the native dialect" (Czech).
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