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30 May 2019 16:30 GMT

David and Charles Livingstone

Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries

and of the discovery of the lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1858-1864.

Published: John Murray, London, 1865

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition.

Bookplate and signature of Sir Henry Maine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_James_Sumner_Maine

Publishers blind-stamped covers with gilt vignette.

Gilt title to spine.

xiv, [i], 608 pages + fold-out frontispiece.

12 full-page plates (5 by Thomas Baines).

23 illustrations in the text.

"Livingstone's second book describes his expedition to expose

the Portuguese slave traders and to find a way to establish a

settlement for missions and commerce near the head of the Rovuma.

Attempts to navigate the Rovuma River failed because of the continual

fouling of the paddle wheels from the bodies thrown in the river by

slave traders" (Mendelssohn Vol I, p 915).

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22 x 14.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: moloneytom3@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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