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Catalogue 43 Exploration And Travel #1054/19

Livingstone (David)


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 Zambesi, to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

Published: London, 1857

Stock Number: #1054/19

Price: R3,500


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2 volumes: xi, [i], 711pages (220 x140mm) continuous pagination, folding wood-engraved frontispiece of Victoria Falls by J.W. Whymper, portrait, 2 other wood-engraved plates by Whymper, 42 wood engraved plates and other illustrations, 2 folding maps by Arrowsmith - 1 in pocket in back cover, folding plan, full leather binding titled gilt on the spines which are very faded, the spine of volume 2 is split along the upper joint, the covers are scuffed and worn, contents bright. It is unusual to find Missionary Travels divided into two volumes.

Bradlow variant 8. A rare variant with both the index and additional pages 8* & 8+. In the extra page 8's Livingstone gives a brief account of his married life (to Mary Moffat) and the upbringing of his children whom he had omitted to mention in earlier issues.