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  1. First edition. Two volumes, 8vo., xxx, 377; vii, 388 pp., 32 pages ads at end vol. i, dated January 1881, 9 maps (including large folding map in pocket), 3 facsimiles, and 131 wood-engravings, some full-page, contemporary calf gilt by Relfe Brothers, dark morocco labels, gilt school stamp to upper covers, a very good set.

    £950
  2. First English edition. 8vo., xv, 462 pp., frontispiece, 4 chromolithograph plates, 11 wood-engraved plates, folding map, near contemporary burgundy half calf, morocco label, lightly rubbed, light soiling to half-title, a very good copy.

    £1,250
  3. 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
  4. First edition. 8vo. xii, 493 pp., 2 pages of ads at end, 2 maps, 8 plates, illustrations in text, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, gilt roundel to upper cover, upper inner hinge split, a very good copy.

    £400
  5. First edition, 8vo, Original terracotta sand-grain cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels to spine and boards, brown coated endpapers. Folding tinted lithograph frontispiece, and 22 other plates including lithograph opposite page 225, illustrations to the text, 3 folding maps, one of them in pocket at end. A fine copy.

    £1,250
  6. First edition. 8vo., ix, 687pp., folding wood-engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 2 folding maps (1 in pocket at end), 22 full-page wood-engraved plates, folding plan, illustrations in the text, original brown blindstamped cloth gilt, rear inner hinge repaired, front inner hinge just starting but firm, a very good bright copy.

    £850
  7. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiii, 434; viii, 420 pp., errata slip, 5 lithograph plates (lightly spotted), 4 folding charts and 6 vignettes, contemporary ink inscription at head of titles, with long loosely inserted autograph letter to the mother of Lt. Henry Gibbons relating the news of his death (the envelope taped to the page in the narrative containing details of his burial), note by Gibbons' sister Mrs J. H. Pindar) tipped-in, contemporary half green calf, spines tanned, one label defective, modern green calf drop-backed box.

    £2,750
  8. 3 pages, 8vo, lined paper, detailing the features of the thermometer he used for measuring soil temperature ('...the scale was made of box wood & had a hinge 2 or 3 inches above the bulb...'), with a sketch, explaining the basic requirements of a thermometer to take similar measurements ('...any thermometer which allows separation of the bulb from the case will do...') and suggesting manufacturers, ink slightly faded, remains of mount on final blank.

    £4,000
  9. First edition. 8vo. xii, 493 pp., 22 pages of ads dated 1866 at end, 2 maps, 8 plates, illustrations in text, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, gilt roundel to uppper cover, lightly soiled, neatly recased.

    £400
  10. First English edition. 8vo., xiv, 326pp., frontispiece and 31 plates, folding map, illustrations in text, contemporary prize calf, spine gilt, gilt stamp to upper cover, spine in six compartments, black morocco label to second, others richly gilt, raised bands, a very handsome copy.

    £950
 

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