Here is a nice book about an African hunting expedition in the mid-1800s for your buying consideration. Recently acquired the book at an estate sale. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
Very nice book about a hunting expedition to South Africa in the mid-1800s. The expedition took place between the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic of Capricorn. The book was written by a Captain William Cornwallis Harris. This is the fifth edition of this book. Published by Henry Bohn of London.
The title page has the imprint of Eugene Roussel of Philadelphia on it, a previous owner. Some information about the previous owner;
UGENE ROUSSEL: SODA & MINERAL WATER MANUFACTURE
Eugene Roussel is the man that is credited for producing a pleasant tasting soda and mineral water by adding a sugar based lemon syrup in 1838 - 1839. Most of the soda and mineral waters were bland tasting and mainly was use for medicinal purposes. He is also credited for the soda bottle shape which he used for the first time in 1845 along with the use of blue cobalt glass for his soda bottles.
A French immigrant Eugene Roussel at the age of 28 would leave Harve France on the ship Sully and arrive in New York on July 11 1838. Shortly after he would locate to Philadelphia and establish a perfume store at 75 Chestnut Street below Third Street. By 1839 Roussel started to manufacture and bottle mineral waters. Both of Roussel business were heavily promoted.
What makes this book unique and special are the 26 hand coloured prints and the fold out map at the back of the book. This was the first edition to publish 26 plates, instead of the earlier editions that only had 24 plates. All the plates and the map are in place. No foxing or brown spotting going on.
The book has a 1/3 brown/black leather covers and spine. The spine is pulling away from the side of the book and will need some re-attaching attention. The front and rear covers are still securely attached to the book. Some minor wear and to the covers at the edges. The title of the book and author last name are in gold gilt on the spine.
No foxing or brown spotting. Some minor soiling in places. The book's pages are all intact, no tears, missing pages or repairs.
The book's pages are still well bound. No mold, tobacco, or mildewy smell. A musty/dusty smell to the book. Digital photos of plates available upon request.
The book is 9.75" tall, by 6-7/8" across, by 2.25" wide. The book is 359 pages in length. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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Nice antique book about a hunting expedition in Southern Africa in the mid-1800s for your collection.
The Wild Sports of Southern Africa by Captain William Cornwallis Harris 1852 26 Colored Plates Folding Map Fifth Edition 1st Edition with 26 Instead of 24 Colored Plates
$585 $650 SALE