LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources
LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources
LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources
LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources
LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources

LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE, Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources

(London & Newcastle on Tyne: Adam and Co. for John R. Haslam, Nottingham, n.d. [ca. 1876]).

IN VERY WELL PRESERVED AND HANDSOME CONDITION. An early and beautifully produced account of Livingstone’s life and of his many adventures in Africa in a proper and very handsome contemporary binding. The tinting adds magnificently to these dramatic and exciting plates.
Livingstone was one of the greatest national heroes of his day. Much like the American astronauts in the 1960s Livingstone represented for the British people the finest example of their national manhood and a true and courageous explorer of a “last frontier”.
"Dr. David Livingstone, the Scottish medical missionary, is known to history as the greatest explorer of his age and a dedicated humanitarian who devoted his life to the eradication of the African slave trade. He was a national hero to his contemporaries and time has confirmed his reputation as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of the eminent Victorians, both in his achievement and in his influence." - George Martelli. Item #25863

First edition thus, the expanded edition with the plates tinted. With a full-page tinted lithographic frontispiece and decorated title-page, and 19 other full-page tinted lithographic plates, map in colour. 4to, handsomely bound in 3/4 English brown-black calf of the period over cloth covered boards, likely a publisher's upgraded binding made for the Nottingham bookseller, the spine with fully gilt decorated wide raised bands ruled in blind and with double gilt fillet lines at the head and tail, one compartment with red morocco label lettered in gilt, turnovers and corner pieces gilt rolled, endleaves and edges marbled. viii, 632 pp. A handsome copy, internally as pristine but for some spotting at the preliminary leaves as typical, the plates especially bright, the binding strong and sturdy, a very well preserved and attractive copy.

Price: $850.00