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Lot 280: Africa.- Powell (Maj. P.H.G.) In Unknown Africa, 1st ed., orig. cloth, 1904.

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

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16 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Africa.- Powell-Cotton (Maj. P.H.G.) In Unknown Africa: A Narrative of Twenty Months' Travel and Sport in Unknown Lands and among New Tribes, first edition, half-title, title in red and black, 2 folding maps, 2 colour plates, numerous illustrations, note by the author's son concerning his first book tipped in at beginning, a fine copy in original pictorial blue cloth, spine gilt, uncut and partly unopened, very slightly rubbed, [Czech p.134], 8vo, 1904. ⁂ Powell-Cotton made this hunting expedition into British East Africa partly to find a specimen of a five-horned giraffe, recently discovered by Sir Harry Johnston.

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