Lot 234: Africa.- Grant (James Augustus) A Walk Across Africa or Domestic Scenes from My Nile Journal, 1st ed., orig. cloth, Edinburgh & London, 1864.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- Grant (James Augustus) A Walk Across Africa or Domestic Scenes from My Nile Journal, first edition, half-title, folding map with partial hand-colouring in pocket at end (very light spotting and browning), without the publisher's catalogue at end (not found in all copies), very occasional spotting to text, bookplate of Chateau de Rosny, original pictorial green cloth, gilt, very slightly rubbed, corners bumped, small stain to lower cover but still an excellent bright copy, [Czech p.66], 8vo, Edinburgh & London, 1864. ⁂ "A monumental work of exploration" (Czech). Grant travelled with John Hanning Speke from Zanzibar to the source of the Nile at Lake Victoria, and back to the Mediterranean, encountering Samuel Baker along the way.