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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. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiv, 320; viii, 323 pp., 32 pages ads end vol ii., half-title to vol. i., 2 photographic portraits of Thomson and Johnston, 2 coloured folding maps. Original brown cloth, titles to spines gilt, titles and decoration to front covers in black, publisher's device to rear cover in black, green floral endpapers, edges untrimmed, an excellent example.

    £3,000
  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 U.S. edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, inscribed presentation copy. xv, 529; xv, 472 pp., 2 pages ads at end, 2 frontispieces, 3 folding maps (2 large with tears to folds), 37 plates, numerous text illustrations, modern brown half morocco gilt over old marbled boards.

    £5,000
  6. First English edition. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo., ix, 354; vi, 346pp., folding plate (light foxing), folding map,original blind-stamped pebble-grained green cloth gilt, an excellent example.

    £2,500
  7. 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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