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To the Central African Lakes and back:

The narrative of the Royal Geographical Society's East Central African Expedition, 1878–80. With a short biographical notice of the late Mr. Keith Johnston, portraits, and a map. In two volumes.

Stock Code 107531

London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881

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The expedition was sent by the RGS under its African Exploration Fund scheme. It was led by the cartographer Keith Johnston on a route from Dar es Salaam to Lake Nyasa (Malawi) and Tanganyika. Johnston died at an early stage of the journey and Thomson (1858-95) took over. He led his safari successfully to the north end of Lake Nyasa and achieved a useful exploration of Lake Tanganyika.

First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiv, 320; viii, 323 pp., 32 pages ads end vol ii. dated January 1881, half-title to vol. i., 2 photographic portraits of Thomson and Johnston, 2 coloured folding maps. Original brown cloth, titles to spines gilt, titles and decoration to front covers in black, publisher's device to rear cover in black, green floral endpapers, edges untrimmed, small abrasion upper cover vol. ii, light foxing to titl vol. ii and to fore-edges, a very good copy.
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To the Central African Lakes and back:

THOMSON, Joseph.

Stock code: 107531

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