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How I Found Livingstone.

Travels, adventures, and discoveries in Central Africa; including four months' residence with Dr. Livingstone.

Stock Code 104631

Berlin, Asher, 1873

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Inscribed copy. Inscribed copy of 'One of the most famous books in the broad spectrum of African exploration, this title acquainted many a nineteenth-century reader with the wonders of the Dark Continent' (Czech).

On the verso of the front free endpaper, one of Heber Mardon's sons (Ernest or Evelyn) has recounted the story of how the family knew Stanley: 'My brother Reggie had a friend, an American Major Pond, who was running Stanley's lecturing tour. In this way Stanley came to stay for a couple of days with my parents. I was at Cambridge so did not meet him. My sister Effie was a guest at his wedding in 1890. Effie and I had tea with her [Dorothy]...'

Copyright edition; 3 vols, 8vo, inscribed by Stanley to the first blank, 'Yours faithfully / Henry Stnaley / Southfield Westbury on [?] / Oct 17th 1886', 6 engraved plates, contemporary half calf gilt, lightly rubbed, foxing to endpapers, a very good copy.

Provenance

Provenance: Heber Mardon, playing card manufacturer (bookplate).

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