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The journal of a mission to the interior of Africa, in the year 1805. Together with other documents, official and private, relating to the same mission. To which is prefixed an account of the life of Mr. Park. The second edition, revised and corrceted, with additions.
1815 John Murray, by W Bulmer, London 1815 - 4to, pp. [iii]-xvii, [3], 373; folding frontispiece map; bound, without the half-title, in later quarter tan calf over marbled boards, green morocco label lettered in gilt on spine; prelims spotted, else very good and sound. Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the headwaters of the Niger. [His] "career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa" (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 153). Park perished in the course this second expedition to Africa, but he had earlier sent back his journal, the basis of this volume. Edited for publication by John Whishaw, who contributed a 116-page biographical introduction. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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