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RICHARDSON, James.

Narrative of a mission to Central Africa

performed in the years 1850-51, under the orders and expense of Her Majesty's Government.

Stock Code
91131
London, Chapman and Hall, 1853
£2,250

Scarce. The account of Richardson's expedition to Lake Tchad, Richardson dying of fever shortly before the Lake was reached. His text was seen through the press by Bayle St. John. Richardson, (1806–1851), traveller in Africa and anti-slavery campaigner, was born in Lincolnshire, and was educated for the evangelical ministry. He joined the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society on its foundation in 1839 and helped to direct the attention of the society to the hitherto neglected trans-Saharan and Mediterranean slave trade. Mission to Central Africa is his most important work. As in his earlier travels, he was going through territory little known to, and certainly seldom described by, Europeans.

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First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxviii, 343; viii, 359pp., folding map, original blindstamped brown cloth gilt, a fine set.

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