Lot 236: Africa.- Gregory (J.W.) The Great Rift Valley, 1896; The Rift Valleys and Geology of East Africa, 1921, 1st eds., orig. cloth (2)
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- Gregory (John Walter) The Great Rift Valley, being the Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo, first edition, half-title, colour frontispiece, 20 plates, 2 folding colour maps, illustrations, advertisement leaf at end, with label "From the library of John Walter Gregory 1937" on front pastedown, original terracotta cloth, gilt, a little bumped at corners and spine ends, small nick to lower corner of upper cover, otherwise an excellent copy, [Czech p.67, secondary binding in green cloth],8vo, 1896; The Rift Valleys and Geology of East Africa, first edition, half-title, maps, plates and illustrations, original cloth, spine faded, 1921, 8vo (2) ⁂ The first is an expedition into the previously unknown highland regions of Mt. Kenya, including a description of a rhinoceros hunt on the Kapte Plain.