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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean.
London: John Murray, 1857 - Octavo. Near-contemporary red morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, all edges gilt. Armorial bookplates to front endpaper of Edgar March Crookshank (1858-1928), English physician and microbiologist, and Caesar Litton Falkiner (1863-1908), historian, Irish Unionist Party politician, and barrister. Covers a little scuffed, minor wear to board edges, a little light foxing to contents. An excellent copy. Folding frontispiece, 22 plates, illustrations to the text, 1 folding diagram, 2 folding maps to rear. First edition. The book covers the first of Livingstone's three major expeditions "in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east . During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM). This copy conforms to Bradlow's Variant No. 2: the frontispiece and plates 8 and 16 are tinted lithographs by T. Picken. Abbey Travel 347; Bradlow, "The Variants of the 1857 edition " in Lloyd ed. Livingstone 1873-1973; Howgego L39; Mendelssohn I, p.908; Printing and the Mind of Man 341.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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