By David Livingstone
London   John Murray
9" by 5.5" ix, 687pp. [8]
The first edition, later issue, of David Livingstone's important travel work, with illustrations and maps.
By David Livingstone

1857 Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; 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 Cost; Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.

London   John Murray
9" by 5.5" ix, 687pp. [8]
The first edition, later issue, of David Livingstone's important travel work, with illustrations and maps.
£375.00
: 0.75kgs / : 906Z50

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First Edition, Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

The first edition, later issue with the extra pages numbered 8* and 8+, no colour lithographed plates and advertisements to the rear dated November 1st 1857. 

In the publisher's original cloth. 

Illustrated with a folding monochrome frontispiece and forty-six illustrations including folding plates and maps. Folding map to pocket to the rear board. Collated complete.

This work was written by noted Scottish physician, Christian missionary and African explorer David Livingstone. This important travelogues shows the intellectual breadth of the author in his descriptions of his experiences working as a missionary and travelling in South Africa. Livingstone was well educated on Africa, having spent his sixteen years there reading extensively on religion, medicine, anthropology, and natural history. It was during these sixteen years that he decided to keep a journal on his experiences, knowing that his reputation as an explorer was rising. This work is written in a conversational style with humorous tones. He offers a fantastic, enlightening, and detailed account of the lives of people in South Africa in the mid nineteenth century. The work was very popular upon publication, seeing twelve-thousand copies of the first impression being sold out before publication. David Livingstone was a Victorian hero for his work with the London Missionary Society, as a medical pioneer and explorer in Africa. This book gives great detail into his explorations, including an insight into the years in which is was missing and presumed dead by British authorities.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth. Externally sound with loss to the head of the spine, bumping and rubbing to the extremities, marks to the boards and small closed tears to the tail of the spine. Front hinge weak and rear failed with binder's label to the rear pastedown. Internally generally firmly bound with pp.295-298 weak and the odd page starting. Pages lightly age toned with occasional spotting. Folding map to the rear in fine condition.

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