Gray’s expedition followed the disastrous missions of Major Peddie (who died of fever) and Captain Campbell (who also died on his arrival at the coast); Gray was scarcely more successful, being captured by the Fulani of Futa-Toro.
First edition. 8vo. xvi, 413 pp., 10 aquatint plates including frontispiece, 4 lithographed botanical plates, 1 folding map, contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments with foliate motifs, red label, marbled boards, some slight offsetting and foxing in places, an excellent copy.
Provenance: Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, engraved armorial bookplate; George Harwood, bookplate.
Abbey Travel 282; Gay 2899.
Stock ID: 90999