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Under the African Sun by W.J. Ansorge - First Edition - from Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA) (SKU: 3229)

Under the African Sun

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Under the African Sun: A Description of Native Races in Uganda, Sporting Adventures and Other Experiences

by W.J. Ansorge

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Under the African Sun A Description of Native Races in Uganda, Sporting Adventures and Other Experiences by W.J. Ansorge. Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1899. First American Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 355 pages, 16 plates, 2 colored plates and over 120 illustrations. Appendix A 'Birds' was compiled by Ernst Hartert, Director of the Tring Museum who studied Ansorge's collection. Red cloth boards with gilt titles; top edge gilt; title page printed in red and black. Light wear to boards; binding is tight and square; sporadic foxing ranging from very light to moderate and otherwise contents in fine condition without markings, tears or folds. All plates are present and in fine condition (not affected by foxing). Color plates: 'New Species of African Insects' (moths and butterflies) and a 'New Species of African Birds'; Frontispiece is a photo of Ansorge posed with a killed lion with caption "The Man-Eater's Career Ended". Chapter Titles: Anzibar And Mombasa; Caravan Life; The Uganda Protectorate; The Ravine District; Kavirondo; Usoga; The Waganda; At Kampala; The Soudanese; Unyoro; Our Stations On The Nile; On The Shores Of Lake Albert; Elephant-Hunting; The ''Man-Eater; Rhinoceros-Shooting; Hippopotamus-Shooting; Gazelles; Antelopes; Small Mammals; Reptiles; Butterflies, Moths, And Beetles.
Author's Full Title: W. T. Ansorge; M.A., LL.D/, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.; Late Senior Professor At The Royal College Of Mauritius; Medical Officer To Her Majesty's Government In Uganda. William John Ansorge (1850-1913) was a physician posted as a medical officer in Uganda and Southern Nigeria. In addition to his visits to various settlements, he travelled across Africa (northern Angola, Benguella, Mossamedes, Portuguese Guinea). Ansorge had a keen interest in natural history, and fauna and several species of animals, many fishes and three species of reptiles were named after him.


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