Ackerman and Co. 1841 London, 15pp, plus 15 hand-colored plates, 15 sketches, folio. Copy bound in 3/4 leather with contrasting cloth boards, very good condition. Please note the hand-color plates in this copy are ORIGINALLY colored by the publisher. The publisher issued this work with hand-colored plates and with the same plates only engraved, not colored. Some copies for sale today were later colored by 3rd parties. Item #000602
Capt. Butler arrived in the Cape Colony in the 1830's and described his travels and hunts in the interior. One of the very earliest books on African hunting together with Harris. This scarce volume combines lithographed line-drawings with colored lithographs of hunting scenes in the Cape. The sketches were made to "relieve the dreariness of two years' residence upon a barbarian frontier," and provide an excellent record of South Africa in the first half of the nineteenth century. The plates depict various sporting scenes including hunts after quagga, wildebeest, eland, and lion among others. Very scarce.