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BURTON, Richard Francis.

Zanzibar ; and two months in East Africa. [ Articles in Blackwood's Magazine. Volume LXXXII. January - June, 1858.]

Published: William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1858

Edition: First edition

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Pp. [2] 784. Ex - John Rylands University Library of Manchester copy (basement reference stacks.) Contents very clean, bright and crisp.

Half calf over marbled paper backed boards, the spine with 5 raised bands, red morocco labels. Accession label removed from the toe of the spine, small Basement label on the upper board. Library sticker on the front endpaper. Withdrawn stamp on front endpaper above a bar code strip, no other stamps. Overall a very good copy.

Burton left England in October 1856, under the patronage of the Royal Geographical Society he was leading an expedition to discover the sources of the Nile. Written in three parts 1. Zanzibar; Departure from Zanzibar; Mombas. 2. Departure from Mombas; Pangany 'In the Hole'. 3. The March to Fuga; Return to Zanzibar. This account is the first appearance in print of the first two month's of that expedition and pre - dates by 2 years Burton's book' The Lake Regions of Central Africa .... ', London 1860, 2 volumes (Penzer, p.65/66). This Blackwood article is noted in Penzer, page 200. 

  • Size: 8vo. (215mm.)

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