THE COUNTRY OF THE DRAWFS
Book Details + Condition: Harper & Brothers (New York). First Edition, 1872. Hardcover. Illustrated with numerous full-page engravings, including "Du Chaillu and King Quengueza" frontispiece. 314 pages. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu was a French-American traveler, zoologist, and anthropologist. He was celebrated in the 1860s as the first modern European outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people of Central Africa. Contents include: How Paul set out for the Country of the Dwarfs; Honest Africans and Quengueza's Diplomacy; Hunting for the Ipi: Camping Out in the Woods, Capture of an Ipi, Description of the Animal; Life at Nkongon-Bomba; Gorillas and Plantains; Superstitions and Respecting the Leopard; and much more. Red boards with extensive gilt decoration to upper board and spine. Firm binding; wear to boards, with rubbing and discoloration; upper and lower sections of spine cloth removed; owner info on front endpaper; interior is free of markings.