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Debenham, Frank

Nyasaland (1955)

The Land of the Lake

Published: H M S O, London, 1955

Edition: First

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The author was for many years an eminent navigator, geographer and cartographer (being chief editor for the Reader's Digest World Atlas in his later life, after a famous experience as ship's navigator for Captain Scott's fateful 1911 South Pole expedition).

This copy is ex-library but is still in better than very good condition. Red buckram boards, gilt to the spine, greenish-and black illustrations to the endpapers (Livingstone's paddle-steamer encountering an elephant in the Shire River at the front and an assembly of coats of arms and newspaper cuttings at the back), colour frontispiece, xi + 239 pp of text and index + 28 pp of inserted b/w illustrations, 29 drawings and 5 maps and diagrams in the text and 2 inserted folding maps at the end of the book. 

CONDITION. The boards are fine but with library stickers to the foot of the spine and the lower board. Other library material is on the front endpaper, also a library number on the half-title verso, and an inked Dewey number on the copyright page. The contents are otherwise unmarked, complete - including the plates and maps - unfoxed or otherwise discoloured and in very good overall condition. 

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 220 x 150
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0486/+79 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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