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Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo; and Across the Great Desert, to Morocco, Performed in the Years 1824-1828.
Colburn and Bentley, London 1830 - Two Vols. All edges gilt. 8vo., Vol. 1: 4, viii, 475, 4, Vol. 2: 4, xiv, 501, 4. This set is in the original leather bindings, decorated with gilt and inner dentelles, of Charles Scott-Murray of Danesfield House (who died April 24th 1837) and has the bookplates of Charles Robert Scott-Murray of Danesfield, who has been a Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire and later became High Sheriff of that county. Some scuffing and rubbing on covers, bindings are tight and strong, text is fine, minor spotting and foxing, some figures by pencil on inner frontboard of volume I. Some old tears in the maps, which have been expertly repaired with starch and Japanese paper, traces of a removed label on the backboards of each volume, spines a bit soiled, name on ffep of both volumes. Plate of M. Caillié missing, all other plates, including the important plate of the Great Mosque of Timbuctoo, present as well as the 2 important maps. (This means 1 portrait of the author as a frontispiece, 4 plates, of which 1 folding, and 2 large folding maps. Also the copy of the Library of Congress has 4 plates and 2 maps. There are no traces of a removed plate, so most likely this 5th plate was never bound in.) An appealing copy of this scarce book in an exceptional, contemporary binding. Chadenat 5029, Hess & Coger 5426. [Attributes: First Edition]
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