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ZARAFA: A GIRAFFE'S TRUE STORY, FROM DEEP IN AFRICA TO THE HEART OF PARIS

By: Allin, Michael

Price: ¥1,700.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007597

ISBN: 0802713394

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. The baby giraffe was captured in the highlands of Ethiopia and taken to Khartoum. She sailed down the Nile to Alexandria and across the Mediterranean to Marseilles, where she wintered. In April 1827, Zarafa started a 550-mile walk to Paris. She was accompanied by her Nubian handler, three milk cows, two Mouflon sheep, an antelope and one of the foremost scientists of the time, Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire. Zarafa was a gift to... View more info