By Joseph Thomson
London   George Philip & Son
7.5" by 5.5" xviii, 488pp
A fascinating exploration of Africa with plentiful photographs, folding maps and engravings
By Joseph Thomson

1889 Travels in the Atlas and Southern Morocco

London   George Philip & Son
7.5" by 5.5" xviii, 488pp
A fascinating exploration of Africa with plentiful photographs, folding maps and engravings
£650.00
: 1kgs / : 747R26

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Fine Binding, First Edition, Folding Maps, Prize Binding

This is a wonderful first edition by Joseph Thomson (1858-1895), detailing his exploration of the Atlas Mountains and Morocco. Thomson was a geologist and explorer, for whom the Thomson's gazelle was named. He had an important role in the 'Scramble for Africa' which saw the invasion and colonisation of the majority of the continent between 1881 and 1914.

Beautifully bound in full calf leather with ornate gilding to the spine and edges, with a gilt stamped crest for Aird House, Merchiston, Edinburgh on the front cover. Contains a prize bookplate addressed to Charles N. Cowper for History and Geography from Aird House in Edinburgh, dated 23rd July 1890.

Features bountiful photographs, engravings and two folding maps, making this a particularly exciting piece of travel writing.

Condition

Externally lovely. Prize bookplate to the front pastedown addressed to Charles N. Cowper for History and Geography from Aird House in Edinburgh, dated 23rd July 1890. Internally firmly bound, pages bright and clean.

Fine

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