Lot 15 of 312:
The Lake Regions of Central Africa, 1st US Ed.  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$156
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Lake Regions of Central Africa, a Picture of Exploration
Author:
Burton, Richard F.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1860
Description:

572 pp. Illustrated with wood engravings, including frontispiece and plates included in the pagination; folding map. 9¼x5¾ in., ¾ burgundy calf with marbled boards, green morocco spine labels, spine titled in gilt and tooled in blind, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. First American 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.66.

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Condition:
Rubbing and fading to extremities; exterior hinges worn; some light foxing and toning; overall very good.
 
Item number:
306625
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