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, first issue

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1 Volume. First edition, first issue 1857.

Bradlow's Variant No. 1 

Publishers blind-stamped cloth cover.

Gilt title to spine.

Decorative colour endpapers.

x, 687 pages, 8 page publishers catalogue.

Folding colour lithograph frontispiece of Victoria Falls.

Fine steel-engraved portrait of the author.

20 full-page engraved plates. 

1 full-page b & w lithograph plate. 

1 colour lithograph plate.

In-text illustrations.

Folding geological cross section of south central Africa.

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

Slight foxing.

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.

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  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 15 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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