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Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo, during the Autumn of 1823 while on his third voyage to Africa;.to which is added I. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, together with the subsequent occurences from Mr. Bowdich's arrival in Africa to the period of his death. II. A desription of the English Settlement on the river Gambia. III. Appendix containing the zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the arabic
1825. First edition. Hand coloured lithograph frontispiece, folding hand coloured geological plate, 10 natural history specimen plates, 2 further coloured lithos and 7 further plates 2 of which are folding, (one a fine panorama of Bathurst. 4to. Contemporary diced calf, rebacked. xii, 278pp. . London,Whittaker, The widow Bowdich, herself an able naturalist, prepared here her husbands papers for publication. While most of the book concerns Madeira the final chapters deal with the arrival on the River Gambia and the foundation of Bathurst [ ie modern Banjul]. Abbey Travel, 190. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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