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The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his Death. Continued by a Narrative of his Last Moments and Sufferings, obtained from his Faithful Servants Chuma and Susi.
London: John Murray, 1874 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original pink cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, decorative blind frames to boards enclosing gilt vignette of a river-crossing, brown coated endpapers. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (William Potter, Liverpool) to vol. 1 front pastedown; contemporary ownership inscription, "Ad'Arbigny", to front free endpaper versos. Spines sunned, extremities lightly bumped, few trivial marks to sides, vol. 1 front inner hinge superficially and partially cracked, but holding, folding map in end-pocked browned on 2 panels, with a further pale stain and small holes to intersections of a few folds, nevertheless an excellent copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 17 similar plates, 3 leaves of lithographic facsimile (one in colour), illustrations to the text, folding colour map in vol. 1 end-pocket, similar map bound in to rear of vol. 2, both as issued. First edition of this key text in the formation of the Livingstone legend, "fastidiously edited [and] a poignant testimony to soul-searching, suffering, forbearance, and tenacity There was a peculiar romance about the lone missionary ever pressing into new country, concerned not to convert but to bear Christian witness by preaching the gospel, giving magic-lantern shows, and speaking against slavery. Livingstone became a symbol of what the British—and other Europeans—wished to believe about their motives as they took over tropical Africa in the late nineteenth century: in effect he redeemed the colonial project" (ODNB). Waller was a member of the first Universities' Mission to Central Africa in 1860, and met Livingstone while working as a lay missionary in Nyasaland. An attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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