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Leyden (John)

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF DISCOVERIES AND TRAVELS IN AFRICA.

Published: Edinburgh, George Ramsay, and London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817

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By the Lates 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.

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, recent mottled half leather with red title labels on the spines, brown cloth sides, bookplate in volume I and a corresponding small stamp below the dates on the title pages. A very good copy.

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.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (210 x 135 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
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