Lot 219: Africa.- Cameron (Verney Lovett) Across Africa, 2 vol., 1st ed., orig. cloth, 1877.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- Cameron (Verney Lovett) Across Africa, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, wood-engraved frontispieces and 27 plates, 4 plates of facsimiles (3 folding), folding colour map in pocket at end (slightly browned), numerous wood-engraved illustrations, 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end of vol.2, hinges weak, original pictorial cloth, gilt, corners rubbed, spines slightly faded, 8vo, 1877. ⁂ Fascinating account of a journey from the East to the West Coast of Africa, relating the particulars of the route taken, the manners and customs of the indigenous peoples encountered, and commenting on the slave trade and its consequences.