Lot 267: Africa.- New (Charles) Life, Wanderings, and Labours in Eastern Africa, 1st ed., orig. cloth, 1873.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Africa.- New (Charles) Life, Wanderings, and Labours in Eastern Africa. With an Account of the First Successful Ascent of...Kilima Njaro, and Remarks upon East African Slavery, first edition, advertisement leaf, half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece, 10 tinted lithographed plates, folding map (torn and frayed at edges, loose), some light soiling and offsetting, original pictorial brown cloth, rubbed and soiled, spine faded, [Neate N14], 8vo, 1873. ⁂ Scarce. "New made the second serious attempt on Kilimanjaro in 1871, reaching c.15,000 ft at the then snowline; he described the snow as 'lying on ledges of rock in masses, like large sleeping sheep'." Neate