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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

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Discovery of the Source of the Nile

Published: William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1863

Edition: 1st

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One of the most notable epics in the quest for the source of the Nile, Speke and Grant spent two and a half years painfully making their way inland from Zanzibar and north towards the Mediterranean. 658 pp with numerous engraved plates and text illustrations; map in pocket at rear, plus 34 pp catalogue for Blackwoods at rear. In half calf with marbled boards, most of textblock still unslit, the two portraits of the explorers both show damp-like blotches in the margins, but besides that the textblock is in very good, clean condition; Map has been backed on paper, and there are a number of tears on folds and bends, without loss, its pocket inside rear cover has been renewed.
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 230 x 150 mm
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 021 4475741
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  • Trade Associations: Member of SABDA

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