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Livingstone (David)

THE LAST JOURNALS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Published: John Murray, London, 1874

Edition: First Edition

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From 1865 to his death

Continued by a narrative of his last moments and sufferings,

Obtained from his faithful servants Chuma and Susi, by Horace Waller

First edition: 2 volumes, 360+346 pages, frontispiece portrait of Livingstone in volume 1, engraved frontispiece in volume 2, large colour folding map in pocket in back cover of vol. 1, 1 other colour folding map, 19 plates, 24 illustrations in the text, recent quarter brown morocco with brown cloth sides, titled gilt on the spine, a very good set.

Mendelssohn (Sydney) South African Bibliography, volume 1, pages 912 -13: 'These journals include "a series of travels and scientific geographical records of the most extraordinary character....of seven years' continuous work and new discovery," in the course of which “no break whatever occurs….from the time of Livingstone’s departure from Zanzibar in the beginning of 1866 to the day when his note-book dropped from his hand in the village of Ilala at the end of April 1873.” ….The last explorations were conducted in the vicinity of Lake Bangwelo, where, thoroughly broken down and worn out, the greatest traveller of modern times died on May 1, 1873, at Chitambo. His faithful servants, Susi, Chuma and Jacob Wainwright, preserved his body and papers, and brought them safely back to England, where his remains were interred in Westminster Abbey, on April 18, 1874.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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