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Denham & Clapperton in Northern & Central Africa  

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Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824,...Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and From Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Felatah Empire

Denham, Maj. Dixon & Capt. Hugh Clapperton


John Murray



xlviii, 335; [5], 269, [2] pp. Illustrated with 35 engraved plates, including frontispiece, 1 hand-colored lithograph, and 1 folding engraved map. (4to) 27x21.5 cm (10¾x8½"), modern full brown morocco period style by Harcourt Bindery, black morocco label, spine with raised bands, gilt decorations and lettering; marbled endpapers and edges. First Edition.

A classic of its genre, being the accounts of Denham and Clapperton of their important explorations in Africa; by the time of this publication Clapperton had left on his second (and last) journey into the African interior, but he left his journal to be prepared for the press. Major Dixon Denham and Lieutenant Hugh Clapperton were the first Europeans to travel across the Sahara, return safely and write about it.  Finely bound.

Lot Amendments

A bit of light rubbing to extremities; scattered light foxing and dampstaining; a very good copy, handsomely bound.

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