THE BOOK OF THE LION by Sir Alfred E. Pease



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THE BOOK OF THE LION by Sir Alfred E. Pease

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London: John Murray, 1914

8vo, xx + 293pp. Original red hardcover binding, with gilt lettering to spine, and inlaid gilt illustration of a lion on front board. With frontispiece, 14 monochrome plates, and 4 sketches, collated and complete. Second edition.

Between 1903 and 1905, Pease served as a Resident Magistrate at Barberton in what was then the Transvaal Colony, now Mpumalanga, in South Africa, before moving to the opposite end of the continent, to explore the Sudan, Somaliland, and the northern Sahara. During this time he continued to write of his travels and experiences; a habit that had begun with his "Biskra and Oases of the Zibans" (1893) and followed by "Hunting Reminiscences", (1898) "The Badger", (1898) "Horse Breeding for Farmers", (1902) "Travels and Sport in Africa", (1902) "Rachel Gurney of the Grove", (1907) "The Diaries of Edward Pease", (1907) "The Book of the Lion", (1914) and "Memoir of Edmund Loder", (1922). (

*Location: Johannesburg branch

Condition: Good. Light rubbing and small stains to boards. Sunning to spine, and light shelfwear to top and tail of spine. Previous owner’s signature to front pastedown and endpaper, and bookplate to front pastedown. Small sticker to rear pastedown. Some splitting to a few of the gutters between pages. Text is clean.

Auction Date: 16th Oct 2023 at 10am

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