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A Narrative Of The Expedition Sent By Her Majesty's Government To The River Niger In 1841. Under the Command of Captain H.D. Trutter and T.R.H. Thomson. M.D. Surgeon. R.N.
2 volumes; xviii+509pp; viii+511pp. Two frontispieces, one a portrait, 3 folding plans and maps, 14 plates, many wood engravings including 3 full page. Royal Octavo (9" x 5 3/4") bound in blue leather with gilt lettering to spine. 1st edition.Volume I:Frontispiece, Title page, Dedication, List of Illustrations, Preface, Contents Appendix: First part (Royal Commission of the Commissioners, Government instructions to the Commissioners, Additional government instructions to the Commissioners), Second part (Dr. Lushington and Sir T. R Buxton's letter to Lord John Russell, Admiralty instructions to Captain Trotter, Additional Admiralty instructions to Captain Trotter), Third part (The Commissioners address to the African Chiefs, Captain Trotters General Orders to the Commanders), Fourth part (Initial numbers of officers and crew, Her Majesty's Steam-Vessel 'Albert', Her Majesty's Steam-Vessel 'Wilberforce', Her Majesty's Steam-Vessel 'Soudan', Estimate of Expenses, Vital statistics of the expedition at its close, Return of the Total Mortality, Dr. Stanger's geological report to the African Civilization Society)Volume II:Frontispiece, List of Illustrations, Contents Appendix (Natural History, Vocabularies of the Edeeyah, Dualla, or Cameroons, Bimbia, and Fishmen languages. On the Kru, Edeeyah, and Bimbia languages (by R.G. Latham M.D.)Condition:Volume one lacks plate between pages 280 and 281, light foxing at end papers else a near fine copy.
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