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SA Auction #95 begins on 11 Nov 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 09 Nov 2021

David Livingstone

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

"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 on the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean."

Published: John Murray, London, 1857

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1857.

Publishers blind-stamped cloth cover.

Gilt title to spine.

x, 687 pages, 16 page publishers catalogue.

Folding frontispiece of Victoria Falls.

Fine steel-engraved portrait of the author.

23 engraved plates and in-text illustrations.

Folding geological cross section of south central Africa.

2 folding maps by Arrowsmith [1 in pocket of rear cover].

The first of Livingstone's three major expeditions, in which he

followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process,

as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in

the west to Mozambique in the east. During these years he explored

vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by

white men before.

Livingstone is considered to be one of the greatest

humanitarian's in his efforts to abolish the African slave trade.

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22.5 x 15.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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