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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the Continent, down the River Zambezi, to the Eastern Ocean.

Stock Code 110872

London, John Murray, 1857

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Presentation copy of Livingstone's first expedition. A presentation copy 'Sir Thomas Dyke Acland/ with the kindest salutations/ of his friend/ David Livingstone./ London 18th January/ 1858'

First of Livingstone's three major expeditions in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east … During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before (PMM).

First edition. inscribed presentation copy, 8vo, x, 687 pp., folding wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait (light spotting), 2 folding maps, 22 full-page wood-engraved plates, folding plan, illustrations in the text, original brown blind-stamped cloth gilt, light wear, inner hinges split, a very good copy well preserved in a fine red morocco-backed clamshell case.

Abbey Travel 347; Clendennen, David Livingstone, A Catalogue of Documents, page 267; Howgego L39; Mendelssohn I, p.908; Printing and the Mind of Man 341.
Provenance

Provenance: 1. Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, politician and philanthropist, inscribed to him; 2. C. J. Sawyer, South Africa catalogue 42, 1964, item 60 (listed in Clendennen, page 267, item 22). 3. Esmond Bradley Martin (1941-2018), geographer, writer, and book collector.

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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

LIVINGSTONE, David.

Stock code: 110872

$11,073.00

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