Lot 212: Africa.- Burton & others.- Royal Geographical Society. [Journal], 1855 & Geographical Journal, 1895, containing important papers by or about Burton, Livingstone, Selous, Johnston, Hinde etc. (4)
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- Burton & others.- [Royal Geographical Society]. [Journal], vol.XXV, lacking all before p.lxv (preliminaries), some spotting, original wrappers, worn, broken and loose, lacking upper cover, [Penzer p.199], 1855; The Geographical Journal, vol.V, folding colour maps, contemporary half morocco, rubbed, spine faded, 1895; and 2 others, 8vo (4) ⁂ Containing many important papers by notable explorers, their first appearance in print prior to publication in book form. The first volume includes: Burton. Journey from el-Medinah to Mecca in 1853 and Trip to Harar; Andersson. Explorations in South Africa; Wilkinson. Account of the Jimma Country; Foreign Office. Memorandum on Abyssinia; Livingstone. Explorations into the Interior of Africa; Vogel. Mission to Central Africa. The second volume includes: Ravenstein. Notes on Mr. Selous's Map of Mashonaland and Manika, with large folding map; Kerr-Cross. Crater Lakes North of Lake Nyasa; Dr.Donaldson-Smith's Expedition to Somaliland; Johnston. The British Central Africa Protectorate; Count Götzen's Journey across Equatorial Africa; Hinde. Three Years' Travel in the Congo Free State.