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Burton's Lake Regions of Central Africa 1st edition  

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The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration

Burton, Richard F.


Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts



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) early green half calf and cloth, morocco spine 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.

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Lightly rubbed, rear joint starting on second volume; occasional foxing; very good.

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