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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. Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board elaborately decorated in black and rear board in blind. With 2 pieces of note paper laid-in, the first a hand-coloured map, the second with 1 page of handwriting and the verso a map sketch in pencil.

    £750
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. First edition in English. 8vo., xxvii, 330 pp., 10 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 29 plates, folding map, illustrations in text, original blue cloth gilt, gilt elephant head to upper cover, spine slightly darkened, a very good copy.

    £850
  8. 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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