LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA. A Record of Modern Discovery

(London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1881).

A HANDSOME COPY IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. An early history of explorations of the Nile, the Congo, and the Zambesi River regions, a very nicely written chronicle, now rather scarce.
“...Africa is green and flourishing at the heart, however uninviting in the rind; that away in its centre, beyond the pestilential mangrove swamps and tracts of arid sand that almost everywhere girdle its coasts, there are high and delightful countries, full of running streams and far-stretching lakes, of rich tropical verdure and abundant animal life.”-Intro. Item #28467

Scarce First edition. With 32 full page engraved illustrations, many of which are double-page. 8vo, publisher's original Victorian decorated brown cloth with elaborate lettering and pictorial designs on the spine and upper cover in the motif of native and river scenes in gilt and black. vii, 275pp., [10] ads. An attractive copy, quite clean and fresh and with none of the usual with only some very minor rubbing to the edges of the spine and some cosmetic splitting to the join of the endleaves at the still-firm hinges, the text free of foxing or soiling.

Price: $195.00