Huberta Goes South by HEDLEY CHILVERS 1932 True Story of a Hippopotamus ~ South Africa


Title: Huberta Goes South: A Record of the Lone Trek of the Celebrated Zululand Hippopotamus 1928-1931

Author: Hedley A. Chilvers
Illustrator: H. E. Winder

Description: No statement of date (presumed 1932). Boards in reddish-brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed at the South Africa House, London, in 1950, otherwise the interior is clean. One leaf has a short closed tear to its top edge. Seven illustrated plates, including frontispiece and a map showing Huberta's route. Dust jacket has some chipping (mostly at and near the head of spine);a few closed tears; faint inscription in top margin of front panel; in clear archival sleeve. 174 pages. 21 x 13.5 cm. With a concluding section on the National Parks of Southern Africa by C. Selwyn Stokes. Scarce in dust jacket.

A record of the lone trek of the celebrated Zululand hippopotamus, 1928-1931. Huberta spent thirty months in harmless vagabondage through ports and settled communities where hippo had long been unknown. This was a journey of 550 miles, or perhaps about 1000 including her many little deviations, trekking from St. Lucia Bay all the way to the Keiskama River. In her wanderings she had excited the superstitious awe of the Indian and Zulu communities in Natal and along the Transkeiian Coasts and her adventures had been keenly followed in British and American newspapers such as The Morning Post and The Chicago Tribune.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Central New Agency / Gordon & Gotch
Place: South Africa / London
Year: 1932

Keywords: hippos, hippopotamus, pachyderm, South Africa, Zululand, wildlife, H. E. Winder,

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