Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…. David LIVINGSTONE.
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa…

London: John Murray, 1857.

Large octavo, engraved portrait and 23 plates (including folding frontispiece view), two folding maps by Arrowsmith (one in pocket at rear), numerous wood engraved illustrations through the text; original brown cloth.

Unequalled contribution to African geography

The most famous account of African exploration, recording three years spent in the wilderness between 1853-1856. 'Livingstone, one of the great characters of the nineteenth century, embodying all the virtues of the Victorian age, is often remembered more for his qualities as a man than for his achievements as an explorer. Born with no social advantages, it was his courage and boldness of conception, his deep religious feelings and his great powers of endurance that carried him through the trials and hardships of a dedicated life and eventually gained him the honour of burial in Westminster Abbey' (Printing and the Mind of Man, 341).

The most famous account of African exploration, recording three years spent in the wilderness between 1853-1856. 'Livingstone, one of the great characters of the nineteenth century, embodying all the virtues of the Victorian age, is often remembered more for his qualities as a man than for his achievements as an explorer. Born with no social advantages, it was his courage and boldness of conception, his deep religious feelings and his great powers of endurance that carried him through the trials and hardships of a dedicated life and eventually gained him the honour of burial in Westminster Abbey' (Printing and the Mind of Man, 341).

This is a later issue of the first edition, well preserved in the original publisher's cloth with chalked endpapers and folding Arrowsmith map in a sleeve at the rear.

Abbey, 347; Mendelssohn, I, pp. 908-10.

Price (AUD): $1,200.00  other currencies     Ref: #4106312

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