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BURTON, Richard Francis; CAMERON, Verney Lovett.

To the Gold Coast for gold.

A personal narrative.

Stock Code
97521
London, Chatto, 1883
£4,500


Account of Burton's last expedition in 1875 'made with Cameron, who was the first European to cross central Africa (1873-75), to explore the Kong Mountains and search for gold in the valley of the Ancobra River' (Casada). Through their shared interest in gold, Burton and Cameron were commissioned by James Irvine of the Guinea Coast Gold Mining Co. to survey the area for mining prospects and investigate his mining concessions. Whilst Cameron surveyed the concessions, Burton dealt with the tribal chiefs and settled any legal claims. They did indeed find gold and other precious materials, and Burton offered a recommendation for their extraction, but such findings did not provide the financial gains he had hoped as the Mining Co. was liquidated soon after in 1885.

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Description

First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, [xiv], 354; vi, 381 pp., half-titles to both volumes, with coloured lithograph frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 3 in text illustrations. Original red cloth, black border top and bottom enclosing gilt design of a nugget of gold in double-lined black frame, spine lettered in gilt, black endpapers, a fine copy.

Bibliography

Penzer, pp 106-107; Casada, 65; Cardinall 790.

Stock ID:97521

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