Lot 60 of 393:
Burton's Lake Regions of Central Africa 1st edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,680
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration

Author:
Burton, Richard F.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts

Date:
1860

Description:

2 volumes. xvi, [2], 412; vi, [2], 468 + [24] ad pp. With 12 "chromoxylograph" color plates, most with tissue-guards; folding engraved map with slight hand-coloring; woodcuts in the text. (8vo) later half calf and boards, spines gilt, morocco labels, top edges gilt. First Edition.

Burton's account of his penetration into the interior of Africa, with John Hanning Speke as his second in command, in search of the source of the Nile River. The journey was to become as famous for the acrimonious relationship between the two explorers as for any geographical knowledge gained, although the latter was significant. Penzer p.65.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Bindings worn, front cover detached on Volume 1; internally very good.


 
Item number:
246938
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