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Lot 247: Africa.- James (F.L.) The Unknown Horn of Africa, 1st ed., 1st issue, 10 hand-col. liths of nat. hist., orig. cloth, 1888 & another by the same (2)

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

by Forum Auctions

November 16, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Africa.- James (F.L.) The Unknown Horn of Africa. An Exploration from Berbera to the Leopold River, first edition, first issue, half-title, plates and illustrations including 10 hand-coloured lithographs of natural history (mostly of birds by Keulemans), tissue guards, folding colour map in pocket at end, one plate loose, original pictorial olive green cloth, gilt, a good bright copy, [Czech p.83; Nissen ZBI 2088], 1888; The Wild Tribes of the Soudan, first edition, half-title, plates, some etched, 2 folding colour maps, occasional soiling, contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., rubbed, [Czech p.82], 1883, 8vo (2) ⁂ The first describes exploration and adventure in Somaliland, and is the first issue, with the hand-coloured plates. The author was killed by an elephant in west Africa in 1890.

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