Title: The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in ...
Publisher: London: John Murray.
Publication Date: 1874
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Two octavo volumes, First edition. , iv-xvi, , 2-360, ; , iv-vii, , 2-346 pp. Volume one illustrated by a frontispiece portrait of David Livingstone, six additional plates, and several in-text illustrations. Volume two illustrated by a frontispiece and thirteen additional plates, a colour fold-out map, a colour pocket map, and numerous in-text illustrations. A couple of the plates in volume two are facsimiles of Livingstone's journal entries. Interiors clean; a few very short closed splits to folding map along folds & with some invisible tape repairs on the back. Two folding maps are colour lithographs, one is quite large and housed in a pocket at the rear of Volume I. With publisher's adverts at rear of each volume. Some sporadic very mild spotting and occasional marginal stains. 15.5 x 23 cm. Original maroon cloth, gilt-decorated spines and centerpieces (faded and slightly mottled). Spines lightly sunned, gilt largely bright. Volume one inner hinges cracked, rear hinge with some repair to add strength. A very good set in the original cloth. One of the key publications of nineteenth-century African colonial exploration; for all the discoveries recorded by Livingstone in Central Africa, his name has become synonymous with that of Cecil Rhodes in hastening the African continent towards becoming a possession of European states. Seller Inventory # 5138