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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;
London: John Murray, 1857. London: John Murray,, 1857. 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. Octavo (222 × 135 mm) Recent dark brown quarter leather, moiré cloth boards, title gilt to the spine. Folding frontispiece and 22 other plates, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in an end-pocket. Some browning, mostly marginal, and occasional marginal finger-soiling, but overall, a very good copy in a perfectly presentable modern binding, the spine of the original cloth has been backed with leather and is loosely inserted as a cunningly-crafted page-marker. First edition, this copy conforming to Bradlow's Variant No. 7, frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper; the ads in this copy are dated November 1, 1857. "Missionary Travels … 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 ... perhaps the greatest of the African explorers... Livingstone's services to African geography... are almost unequalled. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before" (PMM).
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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