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FROM THE NIGER TO THE NILE
London Edward Arnold 1908 - 2 volumes. First edition, second impression, same as the first with a new title-page slug. A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY WITH PRESENTATION FROM R. ALEXANDER AND WITH BOYD ALEXANDER'S BOOKPLATE IN VOLUME II. A COPY WITH EXCELLENT PROVENANCE. With over 200 illustrations, primarily from black and white photographs, many on full page plates and with 3 large folding maps. Photographic portrait of the author as frontispiece to volume one and of Capt. G.B. Gosling to volume two. 8vo, original red ribbed cloth, gilt-lettered on upper covers and spines. xv, 358, 2 folding maps; xi, 420 including appendices, folding map and index pp. A handsome and pleasing set of this interesting and well illustrated work, A NICE ASSOCIATION COPY WITH PROVENANCE, the cloth is bright and well-preserved with bright gilt, just a bit of expected light mellowing. Internally quite clean and fresh. EARLY ISSUE AND A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY OF THIS GREAT WORK. A detailed and enthralling history of a scientific expedition into Africa from 1904-1907 that ended with death for two of the three party leaders. The publishing of this book was Alexander’s monument to his fallen comrades "who lie in the earth too far away for many to read the records over their graves." The expedition covered 5,000 miles almost entirely by water, a remarkable achievement in its day. The survivors suffered countless ordeals including disease, hunger, and harsh weather conditions. The stories include meetings with different tribes, cannibalism, encounters with animals, slavery, elephant hunting and descriptions of local geography. The numerous photographs complement the account, with their variety and clarity in execution. A fascinating account. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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