MUNGO PARK AND THE NIGER

(London: George Philip and Son, 1890).

A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION WRITTEN ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST AFRICAN EXPLORERS BY ANOTHER ONE OF THE IMPORTANT AFRICAN EXPLORERS.
The African Association of London’s previous four expeditions to explore the Niger river had failed by the time they charged Park, a Scotsman, with the commission to explore the Gambia, Senegal, and Niger rivers in 1795. He covered well over 100 miles before he fell ill in 1797 and returned back to England. His unaffected style and natural sense of storytelling made his account one of the most of African exploration. Here Joseph Thomson, an accomplished African explorer and author from Scotland as well, provides us with a concise and well written history of Mungo Park's travels and adventures. Item #28444

First Edition. With frontispiece portrait from contemporary engraving, 13 illustrations on plates, seven additional illustrations within the text, and eleven maps, seven of which are folding. 8vo, publisher's original dark brown cloth styled as a half binding with grained cloth over polished cloth, lettered on the spine in gilt and decorated on the upper cover and spine in black vi, [1], 338, 3 pp. A very fresh and attractive copy, unusual thus, the text fine and fresh, the cloth still very well preserved with bright gilt, front inside hinge neatly reinforced. With discreet blind-stamp at bottom corner of the titlep-age.

Price: $295.00