1861 A Popular Account of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
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Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A hero to the Victorian people for his missionary work and expedition’s, David Livingstone spent most of his life travelling around Africa. This book accounts his travels and researches in South Africa. He sought the source of the Nile, and was missing and presumed dead when he lost contact with his friends, colleagues, and family for six years, until 1869 when the ‘New York Herald’ sent Henry Morton Stanley to find him. With a folding frontispiece and a further thirty-four plates and in text black and white illustrations, including a folding map at the end of the book. Prior owner’s ink inscription to the verso of the front endpaper.
In the original publisher’s cloth binding. Externally smart. Fading to the spine, joints, and to the head of the front board. Light rubbing to the rear board, and a very small mark to the front board. Front hinge is slight strained, but remains firm. Prior owner’s ink inscription to the verso of the front endpaper. Closed tear to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Prior owner’s annotations to the margins of some pages, however not affecting the text. Occasional light spots throughout, mostly to the first and last few pages.
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