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Lot 320: Africa.- Natural History.- Pitman (Capt. Charles R.S.) A Guide to the Snakes of Uganda, one of 500 copies, orig. cloth, Kampala, 1938.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day Two

by Forum Auctions

16 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Pitman (Capt. Charles R.S.) A Guide to the Snakes of Uganda, first edition, number 2 of 500 copies with limitation label to front free endpaper, presentation copy from the author inscribed on front pastedown, plates, 23 colour, tissue guards, 2 folding maps, original dark blue cloth in imitation of half morocco, a little rubbed, edge of cloth on upper cover a little creased (repaired), short split to upper joint, 4to, Kampala, Uganda Society, 1938. ⁂ Approximately half of the 500 copies were destroyed during the war.

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