New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858. First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good Hardcover.
Professionally rebacked with original spine and blind-stamped cloth retained; Bound in dark brown cloth, blind stamped with adornment with gilt lettering on the spine. Containing a bound-in fold-out map in the back of the book in addition to a table of Latitudes and Longitudes of the author's travels. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Scattered foxing, toning, and soiling on pages from reading.
First American Edition. Hardcover; 9.5 inches tall; 24 cm tall; xxiv-732 pages with two folding maps; plus 4 pages of Publisher's Adverts. Illustrated with numerous plates. [1 steel-engraved portrait of Livingstone, 2 folding maps by Arrowsmith, 1 double-page wood engraving, 1 folding diagram & numerous wood-engraved text illustrations. [22 are full-page]. title vignette.]
Very Good / No Dust Jacket Issued. Item #010277
Livingstone lived many years in South Africa and made three great expeditions, the first described in this book 1853-56, and the others in 1858-64 and 1865-73. This volume describes Livingstone's first and greatest expedition (1853-56) in which, among many other things, he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them Victoria Falls. Europeans had never before seen much of the vast territory that Livingstone covered.
The geographical results of his journeys were of supreme importance and made it possible to fill in great stretches of the maps of Central Africa which hitherto had been blank.
REF: PMM; Abbey Travel, 347; Howgego. L33-36