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Leyden (John)


Published: Edinburgh and London, 1817

Edition: First edition

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By the Late John Leyden, M.D.

Enlarged, and Completed to the Present Time.

With illustrations of its geography and natural history, as well as of the moral and social condition of its inhabitants, by Hugh Murray.Esq., F.R.S.E.

First edition: 2 volumes: xx, 512. II. viii, 536 pages, large folding map of Africa as frontispiece in volume I and another smaller folding map as frontispiece in volume II, 4 other maps – 1 folding, foxing throughout, half leather with matching marbled boards, titled gilt on the spines on the spines, the boards are scuffed and worn, a good set.

A compendium of travels drawn from a wide variety of sources including those of the ancients and the middle ages and recent travellers up to the time of publication in 1817. For instance travellers in Southern Africa quoted include Kolben, Sparrman, le Vaillant, Barrow, Truter & Sommerville, Lichtenstein, Campbell and Burchell.

Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Company : London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817

  • Overall Condition: A good set
  • Size: 8vo (220 x140mm)
  • Name: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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