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  1. First editions, 5 vols including Blaikie's Life, 8vo, uniform half calf gilt by Henry Young of Liverpool, tan and black labels, a fine set. 'Missionary Travels' - folding tinted lithographed frontispiece and 2 plates, engraved portrait, folding table, 2 folding engraved maps at end with routes supplied in red, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, 1857; 'Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi...', folding wood-engraved frontispiece and 12 plates, illustrations, folding engraved map with route in red, 1858; 'The Last Journals...' 2 vols, wood-engraved portrait, 20 plates, mostly wood-engraved, one double-page, folding map with routes in red (second larger map loose in pocket at end of Blaikie's Life, short tear to fold), illustrations, 1874; BLAIKIE (W.G.) 'The Personal Life of David Livingstone', engraved portrait, folding hand-coloured map, with map from Last Journals loose in pocket at end, 1880, together 4 works in 5, first editions, with loosely-inserted advertisement for Lett's Extract Book inscribed in ink at head 'Presented to Dr. Livingstone with the Publisher's best wishes'.

    £5,000
  2. First edition. 8vo, xvi, 299 pp., 2 pages ads at end, Folding map, 3 hand-coloured plates ( 1 with short tear to blank inner margin), contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt morocco label, a fine copy.

    £850
  3. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and boards lettered and decorated in gilt and ruled in black.

    £950
  4. First English edition, 8vo, vii, 586 pp., unopened, frontispiece, title-page vignette, numerous illustrations throughout, many full-page, large folding colour map, original green cloth gilt, pictorial vignettes to upper covers, original orange pictorial dust-wrapper, slight chips at edges, a fine example.

    £2,000
  5. First edition. Crown 4to, xiv, 234pp., 4 pages ads at end, frontispiece, numerous full-page and other illustrations, original beige buckram gilt, rebacked green morocco, an excellent example.

    £350
  6. First U. S. edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, viii, 559; x, 521pp., 6 pages ads at end, 2 frontispieces, 2 maps (1 folding), 24 full-page plates (1 in colour), numerous text illustrations throughout, original green cloth gilt, gilt pictorial vignette to upper cover, neatly recased, light wear, a very good set.

    £575
 

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