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John Hanning Speke rare books

 

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  1. First edition. 8vo, xviii, 452, 33 pp., engraved portrait frontispiece, large folding map hand-coloured in outline in pocket at end original olive cloth gilt stamp of a tribesman with spear and shield to upper cover in black, light wear to extremities, corners bumped, a very good copy.

    £4,000
  2. Second edition, 8vo, xxxi, [1], 658 pp., 2 pages ads at end, engraved frontispiece portrait of Speke (lightly foxed), engraved portrait of Grant, 24 engraved plates, 2 maps (1 folding), illustrations in text, original brown cloth gilt, light wear, an excellent copy.

    £600
  3. First edition, 8vo, xxxi, [1], 658 pp., 32 pages ads at end (one dated April june 1863), engraved frontispiece portrait of Speke (lightly foxed), engraved portrait of Grant, 24 engraved plates, 2 maps (1 folding), illustrations in text, original brown cloth gilt, gilt pictorial vignette to upper cover, light wear, an excellent copy.

    £2,400
  4. Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, blind panels to the boards, green coated endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to the rear pastedown. Frontispiece, folding map of the Somali coast and double-page map of Eastern Africa. Complete with the publisher's 32-page catalogue to rear. Tips and headcaps very lightly bumped and rubbed, a few minor abrasions to front board, small indentation to top edge of rear, customary mild spotting to prelims and advertisements. An excellent copy.

    £3,250
  5. First edition. 8vo., xxxi, [1], 658 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of Speke, engraved portrait of Grant, contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt, morocco label, light crease to title, ownership inscription to first blank, a very good copy.

    £1,350
 

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