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BURTON, Richard Francis.

The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa,

with notices of the Lunar Mountains and the sources of the White Nile; being the results of an expedition undertaken ... in the years 1857-1859.

Stock Code
98701
London, Clowes and Sons, 1860
£10,000

Author's presentation copy of the very rare first separate printing of Burton's important work on the African Great Lakes Region. This copy inscribed in Burton's hand on first blank: 'Capt. Mansfield (later U.S. Consul Zanzibar) / Salem / Mass./ With the author's kind regards'.

This issue of The Lake Regions, an offprint with a separate title-page, was probably given to Burton by the printers for his own use. Clowes were printers to John Murray who published the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in which the work first appeared in 1859. The text is identical to that in the journal but without the index. It is considered Burton's best writing and is also his first attack on Speke, his companion to Central Africa.

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Description

First edition. 8vo, inscribed presentation copy, 454 pp., folding map, contemporary brown half morocco gilt, joints and extremities rubbed, spine faded, a little worn.

Bibliography

Penzer 67-68; Casada 43.

Stock ID:98701

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