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FOA, Edouard (1899.)

£650.00 

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Records of a Sportsman from August 1894 to November 1897, when crossing the Dark Continent from the mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo. First English edition. Map, portrait frontispiece & 29 photographic plates, with further illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth, gilt, lightly worn at edges, a little shaken. xvii, 330, 10ads.pp. London, A & C Black,

During his trip through Africa Foa shot some 500 animals, being charged with supplying the Museum of Paris with specimens of large fauna. "Amongst his trophies was an enormous elephant, sporting tusks at 114½ pounds [52kg] each" (Czech). Czech, p 59.

Stock Code: 196882