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Lot 289: Africa.- Speke (John Hanning) Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, 1st ed., mod. morocco, 1863.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day Two

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November 16, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Africa.- Speke (John Hanning) Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, first edition, 2 engraved portraits, 2 maps (one printed in red and blue, the other folding with outline hand-colouring), wood-engraved plates and numerous illustrations, lacking advertisement leaf and 32pp. publishers' catalogue at end, cropped, title lightly soiled, folding map laid down, modern brown morocco, gilt, spine gilt, [Czech p.151], 8vo, Edinburgh & London, 1863. ⁂ An account of Speke's second expedition, with James A.Grant, to prove his earlier claim that Lake Victoria was the source of the Nile, disputed by Sir Richard Burton (see lot 216).

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