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Lander, Richard & John

Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger in 2 Volumes (c1832)

Published: J & J Harper, New York, c1832

Edition: First American Edition

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The Landers were commissioned by the British Colonial Office to complete what had been left undone by the Clapperton expedition to the Niger River. They mapped the Niger from its source to where it emptied into the Bight of Benin. First American Edition, issued the same year as the London edition. The plates and maps are a mix of wood and steel engravings, stipple engravings, etc. In series: "Harper's family library". 2 vols. I: frontis + xiii + map + 384 + 2 maps (one fold.). II: frontis + 7pp + 337 + 2pp advertisements + 3 plates. Light wear to boards, spine ends slightly chipped, foxing on first and last pages of each volume and inscriptions on inside front covers, otherwise clean, tightly bound and very good copies.
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Good+
  • Size: 10x15cm
  • Sold By: Richmond Books and Prints
  • Contact Person: John Donaldson
  • Country: South Africa
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