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GRANT, James Augustus.

A walk across Africa

or domestic scenes from my Nile journal.

Stock Code
107575
Edinburgh and London, Blackwood, 1864
£4,000

One of the scarcest Nile accounts. 'A monumental work of exploration, this represents Grant's experiences travelling with John Hanning Speke from Zanzibar to the source of the Nile at Lake Victoria, naming Ripon Falls, then trekking down river to the Mediterranean Sea. There are numerous descriptions of the terrain and people, with sporting incidents throughout ...' (Czech).

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Description

First edition. 8vo, xviii, 452, 33 pp., engraved portrait frontispiece, large folding map hand-coloured in outline in pocket at end original olive cloth gilt stamp of a tribesman with spear and shield to upper cover in black, light wear to extremities, corners bumped, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Czech p66.

Stock ID:107575

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