1914 Pioneers In Tropical America
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Colour Plates, Decorative Binding, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
A colonial retelling of exploration to the tropical Americas, encompassing the travels of the Spaniards, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, William Dampier, Lionel Wafer, the Darien Scheme, and more.
Including eight coloured plates, eight black and white illustrations, and two maps, all by American illustrator, Charles Mills Sheldon.
Written by Sir Harry Johnston, a British explorer, botanist, artist, colonial administrator, and linguist who travelled widely in Africa and spoke many African languages.
Containing a prize bookplate: 'Meynell St. Juvenile Missionary Society, Presented to Harry Rogers, for diligence in collecting for missions during the year 1915'.
In the publisher's original decorative cloth binding. Externally, smart with good colour, with bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Spine is sunned slightly. Book is slightly cocked. Previous bookseller's bookplate to the front pastedown. Tipped in prize bookplate to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Internally, hinges slightly tender but firm. Binding is slightly loosening in places and the frontispiece is detached but present. Some age-toning to the front free-endpapers and a few light spots to the first and last few pages, but otherwise pages are generally clean.
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