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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

David Livingstone

MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA . (1857 'true 1st edition' - Scarce 'Bradlow Variant No. 1.')

Including a sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean

Published: John Murray, London, 1857

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. Scarce 'Bradlow Variant No. 1.' 1857 true 1st edition.

Original cloth, recased and relined.

Some tide marks present but overall a lovely copy.

Original blind-embossed hardcover with gilt title to spine.

x, 687 pages plus 8 pages of publishers advertisements dated November 1, 1857.

Folding colour-tinted lithograph frontispiece of Victoria Falls by W. West.

Fine steel-engraved portrait of the author facing Introduction page.

1 other double-tinted lithograph by West opposite page 66.

1 single tinted lithograph from a sketch by C. Bell opposite page 225 and printed by West.

Scarce 1st issue with the three tinted plates which were replaced

with b&w wood engravings in later issues.

This edition conforms to the scarce 'Bradlow Variant No.1',

where Bradlow quotes research done by Gaston Renard (Bookseller),

who cites this variant as the true first issue, although he does remark

that this "is not yet proved" , [Lloyd , LIVINGSTONE 1873-1973, p.14).

Recorded shipping weight 1500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 15.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit Cards - PayPal - Cheque.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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