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Livingstone David
London John Murray 1857. First Edition and the best of the many variants. With a colour tinted folding frontispiece by Picken, engraved portrait, 2 folding maps, folding cross section, and 43 black and white illustrations (including the two other colour tinted plates by Picken as called for in the earliest issues, and without the leaf added at p.8 in the later issues of the first edition). Thick 8vo, publisherÂ’s original brown cloth, decorated in all over designs on the covers in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine. x, 687, folding map,8 ads, folding map in rear pocket pp. A very bright and handsome copy, well preserved with very minimal wear to the fragile cloth, a much better copy than normally encountered, inner hinges expertly strengthened. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, BEST VARIANT OF PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL BOOKS ON THE EXPLORATION OF AFRICA. AN IMPORTANT PMM ENTRY. This is the account of LivingstoneÂ’s first great expedition (1853-56), during which he explored the Zambesi and its Victoria Falls. One of the most important of all 19th century books on African exploration by one of the greatest explorer/missionaries of all time. ".David Livingstone, the Scottish medical missionary, is known to history as the greatest explorer of his age and a dedicated humanitarian who devoted his life to the eradication of the African slave trade. He was a national hero to his contemporaries and time has confirmed his reputation as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of the eminent Victorians, both in his achievement and in his influence." - George Myrtle This is a very pleasin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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