Lot 78: Lyell (D.D.)


2015-10-06 14:39:52


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Lot 78: Lyell (D.D.). Hunting Trips in Northern Rhodesia. With Accounts of Sport and Travel in Nyasaland and Portuguese East Africa, and also Notes on the Game Animals and their Distribution, 1st ed., Horace Cox, 1910, numerous half-tone illustrations, advertisement leaf at home, a few minor spots, closed marginal tear to contents leaf, patterned endpapers, original crocodile-skin effect cloth, inset illustration to upper cover, spine ends a little rubbed, 4to. Presentation copy, inscribed "To George Garden Esq. With compliments & best wishes from the author." (on clipped notepaper pasted to front endpaper verso. George Garden photographed some of the shot game in the book. "Lyell recounts his experiences in the big game lands of Rhodesia with exciting detail. All manner of game was collected including elephant near Lake Chiuta, hippopotamus on the Shire River, rhinoceros on the Luangwa River and lion. In addition, sable, impala, kudu, eland, lechwe, waterbuck and other antelopes were also taken." (Czech). (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £700-1000
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