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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Robert Brown

The Story of Africa and Its Explorers

Published: Cassell & Company, London, 1892-5

Edition: First edition

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4 volumes. First edition 1892-5.

From the library of the late Professor Roy Bridges

University of Aberdeen.

https://hakluytsociety.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/professor-roy-bridges/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bridges_(historian)

A history of exploration in Africa.

Scarce full set in lovely condition.

Publishers pictorial cover with gilt lion vignette.

Gilt title with embossed map of Africa in background.

Gilt title with gilt vignette to spine.

Colour endpapers and page-edges.

Name on inside.

Volume I.

The Guinea Traders - The Corsairs of Africa

The Tale of Timbuctoo - The Niger

viii, 312 pages.

Frontispiece plate.

Full-page plates and in-text illustrations.

Volume II.

The River of Egypt - The Great Lakes

Across the Continent - The Congo

viii, 312 pages.

Frontispiece plate.

Full-page plates and in-text illustrations.

Volume III.

The Last of a Long Tale - The Sahara

The Missionaries - The Hunters

The International Explorers

viii, 312 pages.

Frontispiece plate.

Full-page plates and in-text illustrations.

Volume IV.

Europe in Africa - Colonies and Colonists

The Scramble for an Empire

A Continent under Companies

viii, 312 pages.

Frontispiece plate.

Full-page plates and in-text illustrations.

Recorded shipping weight 5000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 26.5 x 20.5 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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