Lot 1213: W S Rainsford THE LAND OF THE LION 1909 First Edition Antique Hunting Travel British East Africa Wildlife Missionary Photographic Plates Double-Page Map
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Land of the Lion
Author: William Stephen Rainsford - Rainsford was born in Ireland and served for many years as the rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in New York City. He was able to afford to hunt big game in Africa.
Publisher: William Heinemann
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/459 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and a pictorial design depicting lion's head on the front cover. The book shows light external wear, with light rubbing at the extremities, and a small stain to the front cover. The binding has been repaired internally with archival tape. The pages are clean with mild age tonign. This work is illustrated with photographic plates and a double-page tissue map.
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