Lot 46 of 312:
A Walk Across Africa, 1864  

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$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
A Walk Across Africa or Domestic Scenes from My Nile Journal
Author:
Grant, James Augustus
Place:
Edinburgh and London
Publisher:
William Blackwood and Sons
Date:
1864
Description:

xviii, 452, [2] pp. Frontispiece, folding map in back pocket. (8vo), 8¼x5½ in., publisher's olive green cloth, pictorially stamped in black with spine titled in gilt. First Edition.

Grant's account of his travels with John Hanning Speke, the first white man to see Lake Victoria, and who was eager to prove it was the source of the White Nile. Grant didn't make it to the lake, and instead became the first recorded case of a Buruli Ulcer.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear and discoloration to cloth, head of spine frayed, corners bumped and frayed; front hinge started; several pages loose; overall good.
 
Item number:
306633
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