FOA , Edouard. After Big Game in Central Africa; Records of a Sportsman from August 1894 to November 1897, When Crossing the Dark Continent from the Mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo. Translated from the French, with an Introduction by Frederick Lees. New York: St Martin's Press. 1989.
8vo. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. [viii] + xxvii + 330 with a photographic portrait, 29 plates, 1 map, text illustrations; wrapper slightly creased to top edge, very good.
First edition of this volume in the Peter Capstick Library, first published in English in 1899 and acknowledged as a classic of the literature. Translated from the original French; the author of the English preface is quick to reassure the reader that he is "personally acquainted" with Foa whose methods are "so completely above suspicion" that he could practically be English. The monumental journey involved crossing from French Congo, through the Congo Free State, and German East Africa, to British Central Africa.