From 1871 to 1891 Selous wandered and hunted over vast areas of South Africa and he saw a vast decrease in game. But in 1891, on behalf of British South Africa Company, he was sent to discover a route free from tse-tse fly between Mashunaland and the East African Coast. Thus he walked into a country teeming with game, an area where no white man before had ever hunted. Elephants still wandered here as did many other game animals, including buffaloes that hardly moved as he walked past them. A few even came trotting towards him. But, in a country so well stocked with antelopes, carnivorous animals were not wanting. Indeed lions were plentiful in this area of the lower Pungwe River at the time when Mr. Rhodes’s pioneers first entered Mashunaland.
A very good hardback in good . dust wrapper. Number 193 of a limited edition of 2,112 numbered copies. A very good copy of this reprinted edition, published in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) during the era of Rhodesian independence (1965-79). 1st. Ed. Fac. Rep. Pub. The Pioneer Head. 1969, 1969. The end papers and past downs are covered by a facsimile of a letter written by Selous in 1913. This is volume 1 in the series of 7.See our OWN photograph of the book for quality control