FROM THE CAPE TO CAIRO. The First Traverse of Africa from South to North.

(London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1902).

A SCARCE AND AN IMPORTANT WORK. As Cecil Rhodes says in his ‘preface’, this is quite an anomaly, that such a young man from Cambridge, the author, would have been able to accomplish in his time off from university, what had been the ambition of seasoned explorers for centuries, namely, to walk through Africa from South to North.
Grogan had as a child, an ambition to see Tanganyika. With the passage of years, these crystallized into a desire to be the first to traverse Africa from end to end. The route followed the vast central trough of Africa, which the author was convinced would become the route of a trans-continental railway. The story is a wonderfully written rendering of one of the great physical accomplishments in exploration and is especially enjoyable reading, even to this day. Item #70050

New and Revised Edition issued within two years of the first. Profusely illustrated throughout with two large folding coloured maps and 50 plates. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in red on the upper cover. xix, 402, 2 pp. ads. A well preserved copy of this scarce book. The interior clean and the hinges sound, the cloth with just light evidence of age or use, a handsome and very good copy indeed.

Price: $375.00