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ALLEN, William; T. R. H. Thomson.A narrative of the expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841.
First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xviii, 509; viii, 511 pp., 18 engraved plates (one folding), numerous illustrations in text, 3 maps (2 folding), Original blue cloth, the preferred deluxe binding, spines and boards elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. Housed in the blue cloth slipcase. A fine set.£3,000
First edition. 4to, (28cm) lxxxii, 496 pp., 2 pages ads at end dated 1818, with letter from Tuckey loosely tipped-in, folding map, 13 engraved plates, one coloured, old repair to map at fold, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, black morocco lettering piece, neat repairs to joints and extremities, a very good copy.£1,500
SCHÖN, James Frederick; CROWTHER, Samuel.Journals of the Rev. James Frederick Schön and Mr. Samuel Crowther,
First edition. 8vo., xxii, [ii], 393 pp., 1 page ads at end, double-page map (light offsetting), contemporary half calf gilt, morocco label, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, an excellent example.£850