motoring in tanzania
CAMPBELL, W.W. East Africa by Motor Lorry. Recollections of an Ex-Motor Transport Driver. London, John Murray, .
8vo. Original blue cloth gilt with vignette of a hut on stilts in gilt to upper boards, with the extremely rare pictorial dust-wrapper; pp. xii, 318, [4, advertisements]; black and white photograph plates, sketches and 1 sketch map; a few margianl flaws and light rubbing to wrapper, apart from light spotting a very good copy, with the binding in very goos codition, authorial presentation inscription to front fly-leaf.
First edition, a very rare signed presentation copy. The adventures of a member of the civilian army during World War I, who travelled the region by motor vehicle. The author recalls the daily challenges that East Africa posed the motorist alongside details of the country and the customs of its people, on his way from Dar es Salaam into the interior of Portuguese East Africa. There are interesting references to General von Lettow-Vorbeck and others throughout the work. - The long presentation inscription 'to my friend Mr "Dick" Bavin [?] with best wishes'.