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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

J. E. S. Moore

TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON

BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MODERN ASPECT OF CENTRAL AFRICA, AND OF SOME LITTLE KNOWN REGIONS TRAVERSED BY THE TANGANYIKA EXPEDITION, IN 1899 AND 1900

Published: Hurst and Blackett, London, 1901

Edition: First edition

Reserve: $190

Approximately:

Estimate: $320-420

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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1 volume. First edition with illustrations and maps.

A scarce and important work.

Publishers green cloth with cover vignette.

xvi, 350 pages.

Illustrations and maps.

4 page publishers catalogue.

Large fold-out map at rear 46 x 47 cm.

Lovely condition throughout.

An important work in the history of written Africana, extensively

illustrated and narrated in engaging descriptive detail. This well

written account of the Tanganyika Expedition has taken its place

among the works fundamental to a collection of Central Africana.

Ever since Speke had first visited the shores of the great lake

during Burton's expedition to the region at the source of the Nile,

the British had been seeking ever more information as to an exact

geographical understanding of the area and the lakes that lay within it.

Perplexing problems of the fauna and flora remained unanswered and

with them, full knowledge as to the course of the waters throughout

the Nile region. Part of Moore's quest was to answer many of those questions.

And in that pursuit he crossed lands still unseen by any explorers and found

evidence of fauna, especially in the lakes themselves which led him to the

surprising answers to many of the most perplexing scientific questions.

Throughout its journey, the Expedition was able to glean information which

was to completely alter the held views respecting the past history of this

particular part of the earth. Moore relates at length much of his work on the

very wide geographical changes which had occurred and were still occurring

among the lakes and watersheds, owing to the persistence of the geographical

disturbances which had formed among other things the modern active volcanoes

north of Kivu.

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 17 cm


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